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Residual modes in vibrations

by pukb
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Feb5-13, 12:43 AM
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what exactly are residual modes of vibrations?
I have come across this terminology in various fem solvers like ansys and pam crash.
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Feb5-13, 05:42 PM
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hi pukb!

aren't the residual modes simply the ones you're ignoring in the sense that you're not controlling them, but you can't actually ignore them because they're still there, and contaminating your predictions?

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Feb5-13, 10:00 PM
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Residual modes of vibration are resonant vibrations caused by an interaction between the inertial and elastic properties of the materials that form the structure. They occur in the structure after a desired motion stops, and therefore called “residual” or “left over”.

Vibration reduction is a decisive aim for light-weight manipulators especially in space applications where low energy consumption is coupled with increasing demand for higher speed and precise motion performances. The persisting residual vibration at the end of a motion limits the performance of a system in terms of operating time and accurate positioning.

Ultra-precision manufacturing machines are designed to fabricate and measure complex parts having micrometer-level features, with nanometer-level tolerances/surface finishes. Due to stringent accuracy requirements, these machines must be properly isolated from floor vibrations. Passive isolators provide an energy neutral, reliable and cost-effective means for vibration isolation. A major problem with the soft mounting provided by passive vibration isolators is that it induces low-frequency residual vibrations of the isolated machine base, which degrades the achievable accuracy/speed of these machines.

Here’s one textbook on the subject:


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