Single Degree-of-Freedom Linear Oscillator

  • André Preumont
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 198)


This chapter is devoted to the analysis of the single degree-of-freedom oscillator, with and without viscous damping, in the time domain: Impulse response and convolution integral, and in the frequency domain: harmonic response, dynamic amplification, quality factor. The chapter also reviews various representations of the frequency response function: Bode plots and Nyquist plot. The Beat phenomenon resulting from an excitation close to the resonance frequency is analyzed. Finally, the state space forms of the equation of motion are introduced. The chapter ends with a set of problems.


Impulse Response Frequency Response Function Linear Oscillator State Space Form Free Response 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Active Structures LaboratoryUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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