On the Limitations of Predictions of the Dynamic Response of Machines with Clearance Connections

[+] Author and Article Information
J. F. Deck

Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, MA 02139

S. Dubowsky

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

J. Mech. Des 116(3), 833-841 (Sep 01, 1994) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919457 History: Received December 01, 1992; Revised August 01, 1993; Online June 02, 2008


The results of experimental and analytical studies of the dynamic response of machines with flexible links and connection clearances are presented. These results suggest that both a large amount of variability and high sensitivity to small parameter changes and operating conditions are inherent properties of the dynamic response of such systems. This work indicates that the accuracy of dynamic force predictions given by computer simulations for such systems may be fundamentally limited, and therefore such simulations should be used with care in system design.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In