Theoretical foundations of apparent-damping phenomena and nearly irreversible energy exchange in linear conservative systems.

@article{Carcaterra2007TheoreticalFO,
  title={Theoretical foundations of apparent-damping phenomena and nearly irreversible energy exchange in linear conservative systems.},
  author={Antonio Carcaterra and Adnan Akay},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={1971-82}
}
This paper discusses a class of unexpected irreversible phenomena that can develop in linear conservative systems and provides a theoretical foundation that explains the underlying principles. Recent studies have shown that energy can be introduced to a linear system with near irreversibility, or energy within a system can migrate to a subsystem nearly irreversibly, even in the absence of dissipation, provided that the system has a particular natural frequency distribution. The present work… CONTINUE READING