Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Administrative Home Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Jason R. Blough
Committee Member 1
James P. DeClerck
Committee Member 2
Charles D. Van Karsen
Intricacies of the shock response spectrum were discovered and investigated by testing a circular plate structure with integral damping. Effects on the SRS from physical alterations to the nonlinear structure were monitored from low and high shock impulses. A method was developed and validated to estimate high amplitude shock inputs from low amplitude frequency response functions. Finite element models explored variable thickness plate designs.
Larsen, William, "Analysis of the Shock Response Spectrum and Resonant Plate Testing Methods", Open Access Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2018.