An Extension of the Holzer Method for Redundant Drive Trains

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M. S. Hundal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

J. Eng. Ind 96(2), 697-698 (May 01, 1974) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438387 History: Received January 10, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


A method is described for the determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes of closed drive trains. It is an extension of the Holzer method to a redundant system. The “error” for a given value of frequency is computed by the solution of a tridiagonal system of equations.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
Topics: Trains , Equations , Errors , Shapes
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