Method of analysing torsional vibrations in the motorcycle steering system in the phase plane
Dariusz Żardecki 1  
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Military University of Technology (WAT), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Publish date: 2017-06-30
Archiwum Motoryzacji 2017;76(2)
A vibration analysis method has been described, where time functions are represented in the “phase plane”; for free vibrations, the representations are classic phase portraits. In the case of vibrations forced with sinusoidal inputs, the representations are Lissajous figures and their stroboscopic expansions to “Poincaré maps”. For the purposes of presentation of the research method proposed, the analyses of free and forced vibrations of a system close to the motorcycle steering system have been described, with the system being modelled and simulated in the Matlab-Simulink environment and with the stick-slip processes being taken into account. The calculation results depict not only the essence of the method of analysing vibrations in the phase plane but also the impact of selected model parameters (in this case, related to freeplay and friction) and measurement disturbances on the representation results. The analysis method shown is a solution alternative to the classic spectral analyses.