• Conference Object  

      Bond graph based modal decomposition of systems with non-proportional damping 

      Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Louca, L.S.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, Cyprusemail: lslouca@ucy.ac.cy, 2012)
      Modal analysis of lumped parameter and continuous dynamic linear systems is extensively used to study their dynamic behavior and controller design. In both cases, a reduction of the model size that does not degrade accuracy ...
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      Bond graph based modal representations and model reduction of lumped parameter systems 

      Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Louca, L.S.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, Cyprusemail: lslouca@ucy.ac.cy, 2006)
      Modal analysis is extensively used to study dynamic behavior of continuous and lumped parameter linear systems. More specifically, modal analysis can be used for the analysis and controller design of dynamic systems. In ...
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      Extension and application of an algorithm for systematic identification of weak coupling and partitions in dynamic system models 

      Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Louca, Loucas S. (2009)
      This paper reviews and extends a technique to detect weak coupling (one-way coupling or complete decoupling) among elements of a dynamic system model, and to partition and reduce models in which weak coupling is found. The ...
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      Generating proper dynamic models for truck mobility and handling 

      Louca, Loucas S.; Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Hulbert, G. M. (2004)
      The effectiveness and utility of an energy-based model reduction algorithm for two different vehicle system modeling applications are discussed. The first case study focuses on the vehicle dynamics model of a military ...
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      Ideal physical element representation from reduced bond graphs 

      Louca, Loucas S.; Stein, J. L. (2002)
      Previous research has demonstrated that bond graphs are a natural and convenient representation to implement energy-based metrics that evaluate the relative 'value' of energy elements in a dynamic system model. Bond graphs ...
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      Modal analysis reduction of multi-body systems with generic damping 

      Louca, Loucas S. (Caltek s.r.l., 2012)
      Modal analysis of multi-body systems is broadly used to study the behavior and controller design of dynamic systems. In both cases, model reduction that does not degrade accuracy is necessary for the efficient use of these ...
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      Modal analysis reduction of multi-body systems with generic damping 

      Louca, Loucas S. (2014)
      Modal analysis of multi-body systems is broadly used to study the behavior and controller design of dynamic systems. In both cases, model reduction that does not degrade accuracy is necessary for the efficient use of these ...
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      Model complexity of a cantilever beam: An energy-based approach 

      Louca, Loucas S. (Dime University of Genoa, 2015)
      The cantilever beam is a component widely used in numerous engineering systems with its geometric and material properties varying depending on the application. Calculating the dynamic behavior of a cantilever beam is a ...
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      Model reduction of modal representations 

      Louca, Loucas S.; Xydas, E. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006)
      Dynamic analysis is extensively used to study the behavior of continuous and lumped parameter linear systems. In addition to the physical space, analyses can also be performed in the modal space where useful frequency ...
    • Article  

      Modelling and reduction techniques for studies of integrated hybrid vehicle systems 

      Louca, Loucas S.; Yildir, B. U. (2006)
      Models of integrated vehicle systems are essential for designing hybrid vehicles by means of simulation-based optimization. Given the complexity of hybrid vehicle systems, designing is a time consuming process that requires ...
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      Non-uniform finite segment representation and reduction of a cantilever beam model 

      Louca, Loucas S. (Dime University of Genoa, 2016)
      The cantilever beam is a component widely used in numerous engineering systems with its geometric and material properties varying depending on the application. Calculating the dynamic behavior of a cantilever beam is a ...
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      A review of proper modeling techniques 

      Ersal, T.; Fathy, H. K.; Louca, Loucas S.; Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L. (Affiliation: University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United StatesAffiliation: University of Cyprus, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, NL, CanadaCorrespondence Address: Ersal, T.University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United Statesemail: tersal@umich.edu, 2008)
      A dynamic system model is proper for a particular application if it achieves the accuracy required by the application with minimal complexity. Because model complexity often - but not always - correlates inversely with ...
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      A review of proper modeling techniques 

      Ersal, T.; Fathy, H. K.; Rideout, D. G.; Louca, Loucas S.; Stein, J. L. (2008)
      A dynamic system model is proper for a particular application if it achieves the accuracy required by the application with minimal complexity. Because model complexity often-but not always-correlates inversely with simulation ...