Computational Methods in Transient Dynamic
Periodic motion :
is a steady-state oscillatory motion of sustained amplitude and constant periodFor linear systems :
The principal of superposition holds,
The mathematical techniques are available and well-developed.
For nonlinear systems :
All systems tend to become nonlinear with increasing amplitude of oscillation.
Techniques are less well known and difficult to apply
Free vibration :
takes place when a system oscillates under the action of forces inherent in the systemitself.
Forced vibration :
takes place under the excitation of external forces
Common sources of harmonic excitation are unbalance in rotating machines.
Transient vibration /dynamic :
A dynamical system is excited by a suddenly applied nonperiodic excitation F(t).A transient motion is a nonsteady-state oscillatory motion of diminishing amplitude.