structural dynamics

Professur für Strukturmechanik

FAU Contact:
Jerschl, Martin
Weidauer, Tim


The focus lies on the experimental and numerical investigation of vibrating structures with joints. Here, energy dissipation by microslip effects in the joints is the major source of damping, which is the main quantity of interest. However,the joints are local nonlinearities, which make the application of classical linear modal analysis prohibitive and nonlinear methods have to be used.


Related Project(s)

Structural dynamics of rotating systems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Willner
(01/01/2015 - 31/05/2020)

Assigned publications

Süß, D., Jerschl, M., & Willner, K. (2018). Calculating the Dynamic Response of Jointed Structures in the Frequency Domain Using Contact Interface Elements. In Matthew R.W. Brake (Eds.), The Mechanics of Jointed Structures. (pp. 491-510). Cham: Springer.
Jerschl, M., & Willner, K. (2014). Arclength Continuation Methods for the Investigation of Non-linear Oscillating Systems with the Concept of Non-linear Normal Modes. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 14(1), 287--288.
Süß, D., & Willner, K. (2014). Investigation of a jointed friction oscillator using the multiharmonic balance method. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 52-53(1), 73-87.
Süß, D., Jerschl, M., Willner, K., & Jerschl, M. (2014). Numerical Investigation of Jointed Oscillators using Harmonic Balance Techniques. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering ISMA (pp. 3233-3237). Leuven, Belgium, BE: KU Leuven.
Hetzler, H., & Willner, K. (2012). On the influence of contact tribology on brake squeal. Tribology International, 46, 237-246.
Willner, K. (2009). Constitutive Contact Laws in Structural Dynamics. Cmes-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 48, 303-336.

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