A Machine Learning Approach to Nonlinear Modal Analysis
Although linear modal analysis has proved itself to be the method of choice for the analysis of linear dynamic structures, extension to nonlinear structures has proved to be a problem. A number of competing viewpoints on nonlinear modal analysis have emerged, each of which preserves a subset of the properties of the original linear theory. From the geometrical point of view, one can argue that the invariant manifold approach of Shaw and Pierre is the most natural generalisation. However, the Shaw–Pierre approach is rather demanding technically, depending as it does on the construction of a polynomial mapping between spaces, which maps physical coordinates into invariant manifolds spanned by independent subsets of variables. The objective of the current paper is to demonstrate a data-based approach to the Shaw–Pierre method which exploits the idea of independence to optimise the parametric form of the mapping. The approach can also be regarded as a generalisation of the Principal Orthogonal Decomposition (POD).
KeywordsNonlinear systems Nonlinear modal analysis Nonlinear normal modes Invariant manifolds Principal orthogonal decomposition
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