Christian Schenk

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In this paper an efficient procedure for calculating non-exceedance probabilities of the structural response is presented, with emphasis on structures modeled by large finite element systems with many uncertain parameters. This is a problem which receives considerable attention in numerous applications of engineering mechanics, such as space and aerospace(More)
In this paper the individual and combined effects of random boundary and geometric imperfections on the limit loads of isotropic, thin-walled, cylindrical shells under axial compression are presented. Second moment characteristics of these imperfections are estimated by data of available measurements of imperfections, a simulation procedure based on the(More)
In this paper the effect of random geometric imperfections on the critical load of isotropic, thin-walled, cylindrical shells under axial compression with rectangular cutouts is presented. Second moment characteristics of geometric imperfections are estimated by data of available measurements, a simulation procedure based on the Karhunen-Loève expansion is(More)
This paper introduces the CableRobot simulator, which was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. The simulator is a completely novel approach to the design of motion simulation platforms in so far as it uses cables and winches for(More)
In this paper an efficient procedure for calculating non-exceedance probabilities of large finite element systems with a large number of uncertain parameters is presented, a problem which receives considerably attention in space engineering. For this purpose, a novel sampling procedure is introduced, which allows a significant reduction of the variance of(More)
In this paper we consider the application problem of a redundant cable-driven parallel robot, tracking a reference trajectory in presence of uncertainties and disturbances. A Super Twisting controller is implemented using a recently proposed gains adaptation law [1], thus not requiring the knowledge of the upper bound of the lumped uncertainties. The(More)
In this paper the effect of random geometric imperfections on the critical load of isotropic, thin-walled, cylindrical shells under axial compression with rectangular cutouts is presented. Second moment characteristics of geometric imperfections are estimated by data of available measurements, a simulation procedure based on the Karhunen-Loéve expansion is(More)
A very efficient and straightforward numerical procedure for the computation of statistical second moment characteristics of large, non-linear finite element systems under stochastic loading is presented. For the modeling of both the loading and the response of the system an orthogonal series expansion of the corresponding covariance matrix, the so-called(More)
In this paper we study if approximated linear models are accurate enough to predict the vibrations of a cable of a Cable-Driven Parallel Robot (CDPR) for different pretension levels. In two experiments we investigated the damping of a thick steel cable from the Cablerobot simulator [1] and measured the motion of the cable when a sinusoidal force is applied(More)