Method of Assessing the Impact of Material Properties on the Propagation of Vibrations Excited with a Single Force Impulse
The article provides a discussion on the studies comprising active experiments conducted on selected structural components, the purpose of which was to analyse the impact of properties of the material used on the dynamic state form. The vibration excitation was achieved by applying a force impulse of a specific value. The studies were conducted on excitations acting perpendicularly to the surface of the component being examined in strictly established geometric arrangements. Consequently, signals were obtained to be subsequently applied for the sake of analysis of the impact of material properties on the manner of the vibration energy propagation in the machine components examined. The signal processing method used was based on application of a time and frequency transformation which enables obtaining the information the signals carry in two domains simultaneously, namely those of time and frequency. The results provided and discussed evidence the applicability of the method described in the analysis of the material impact on dynamic properties of the given structural component.