Accession Number : AD0622038

Title :   SEPARATION CRITERIA OF A NONLINEAR CONTACT SYSTEM IN A STEADY STATE SINUSOIDAL VIBRATION ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER

Personal Author(s) : Burkhart,Morris C.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : A preloaded, idealized set of contacts with a hardening nonlinear restoring element was studied to determine the separation criteria when the set was subjected to a steady state sinusoidal excitation. The criteria were determined theoretically for an undamped set of contacts; the effect of damping on the undamped criteria was studied qualitatively; selected undamped criteria were tested experimentally and the effect of a nonlinear jump response on the theoretical separation criteria was investigated experimentally. The study covered several degrees of nonlinear restoring forces and included the separation criteria of a linear set of contacts as a special case.

Descriptors :   (*VIBRATION, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS), (*JUNCTION BOXES, VIBRATION), SEPARATION, ELECTRIC RELAYS, DAMPING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE