An Improved Random Decrement Algorithm and Applications
The free response function is the foundation of mode analysis and recognition of vibration signal, and random decrement algorithm is the commonly used classical algorithm of extracting the free response function. But under the restriction of engineering conditions, it may be impossible for long-time signal acquisition, which makes the number of sample points fail to meet the requirements of the random decrement algorithm, causing the extracted free response signals to contain strong noise and other influencing factors. Aiming at the shortcomings of the existing random decrement technique, this paper proposes an improved random decrement algorithm based on multi-secant method, which can get satisfactory free response signals with short vibration response signals to provide excellent basis of analysis for the vibration mode recognition algorithm of various time-frequency domains. Actual engineering tests confirm that the improved algorithm greatly improves the precision of extracting free response signals while basically keeping the computation speed unchanged, it has high application value.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Q. W. Ye et al., "An Improved Random Decrement Algorithm and Applications", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4372-4376, 2012