Area of Interest

  • Structural dynamics
  • Modal analysis (experimental, numerical, analytical)
  • Dynamics of multi-body systems
  • Fault identification
  • Vibrational fatigue
  • Structure-borne noise
  • Impact dynamics
  • Dynamics of moving continua
  • Signal processing (CWT, HOS)
  • Nonlinear mechanical vibrations
  • Rotor-dynamics
  • Digital image correlation

Projects

Domestic Research Projects
International Research Projects
Informal

Selected Research Articles

Full list of published research

86
Vibration fatigue using modal decomposition
M. Mršnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 98, p. 548-556, Jan 2018

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85
High frequency modal identification on noisy high-speed camera data
J. Javh, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 98, p. 344-351, Jan 2018

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84
Damping heat coefficient – Theoretical and experimental research on a vibrating beam
M. Mihalec, J. Javh, F. Cianetti, M. Moretti, G. Rossi, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 400, 21 July 2017, Pages 13–21

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83
Full-degrees-of-freedom frequency based substructuring
A. Drozg, G. Čepon and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

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82
Coupled thermo-structural analysis of a bimetallic strip using the absolute nodal coordinate formulation
G. Čepon, B. Starc, B. Zupančič and M. Boltežar
Multibody System Dynamics

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81
A Validated Model for a Pin-Slot Clearance Joint
L. Skrinjar, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Nonlinear Dyn (2017) 88: 131-143

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80
Electrical contact resistance and wear of a dynamically excited metal-graphite brush
A. Turel, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Advances in Mechanical Engineering (2017), Vol. 9, Num. 3, p. 1-8

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79
A mixed-contact formulation for a dynamics simulation of flexible systems: an integration with model-reduction techniques
B. Starc, G. Čepon and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, In Press, Accepted manuscript

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78
Non-Gaussianity and Non-Stationarity in Vibration Fatigue
M. Palmieri, M. Česnik, J. Slavič, F. Cianetti and M. Boltežar
International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 97, April 2017, Pages 9-19

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77
The Subpixel Resolution of Optical-Flow-Based Modal Analysis
J. Javh, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 88, p. 89–99, May 2017

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76
The influence of washing machine-leg hardness on its dynamics response within component-mode synthesis techniques
B. Starc, G. Čepon and M. Boltežar
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, In Press, Accepted manuscript

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75
Design of damping layout using spatial-damping identification methods
M. Brumat, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, In Press, Accepted manuscript

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74
Assessment of the Fatigue Parameters from Random Vibration Testing: Application to a Rivet Joint
M. Česnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 62, Issue 7-8, 2016, Pages 471-482

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73
Synchrosqueezed Wavelet Transform for Damping Identification
M. Mihalec, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

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72
Spatial damping identification in the frequency domain - A Theoretical and Experimental Comparison
M. Brumat, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 376:182 - 193, 2016

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71
Multiaxial Vibration Fatigue - A Theoretical and Experimental Comparison
M. Mršnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, accepted for publication

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70
Vibration-Fatigue Damage Accumulation for Structural Dynamics with Non-linearities
U. Proso, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 106 (2016): 72-77

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69
Accelerated Fatigue and Modal Parameter Identification of Lightweight Structures
J. Slavič, M. Česnik and M. Boltežar
SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing 8 (2015) 1-11

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68
The influence of bearing stiffness on the vibration properties of statically overdetermined gearboxes
M. Razpotnik, T. Bischof and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration 351 (2015) 221-235

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67
Identification of Out-of-Plane Material Characteristics through Sheet-Metal Blanking
Š. Bolka, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering 61(2015)4, 217-226

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66
Multiaxial Fatigue Criteria for Random Stress Response - Theoretical and Experimental Comparison
M. Mršnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Procedia Engineering 101 (2015): 459-466

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65
An interface force measurements-based substructure identification and an analysis of the uncertainty propagation
T.Kranjc, J.Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2015)

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64
A comparison of the strain and the classic experimental modal analysis
T. Kranjc, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Vibration and Control, published online 29 April 2014

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63
Fatigue Damage for Sweep-Sine and Random Accelerated Vibration Testing
V. Pahor Kos, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Advances in Mechanical Engineering ID 340545

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62
Minimization of the positional errors for an accurate determination of the kinematic parameters of a rigid-body system with miniature inertial sensors
J.Žumer, J.Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanism and Machine Theory 81 (2014): 193-208

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61
Vibrational Fatigue and Structural Dynamics for Harmonic and Random Loads
M. Česnik and J. Slavič
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 339-348

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60
Tuned-Sinusoidal Method for the Operational Modal Analysis of Small and Light Structures
D. Rovšček, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 60, Issues 3, 2014, Pages 187–194

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59
Evaluation of the Young's Modulus of Rubber-Like Materials Bonded to Rigid Surfaces with Respect to Poisson's Ratio
D. Koblar, J. Škofic and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 7-8, 2014, Pages 506-511

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58
Parametric Study of a Permanent-Magnet Stepper Motor’s Stepping Accuracy Potential
J. Škofic, D. Koblar and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 255-264

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57
Structural-acoustic model of a rectangular plate-cavity system with an attached distributed mass and internal sound source: theory and experiment
M.Pirnat, G.Čepon and M.Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 333 (2014) 2003-2018

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56
A novel laboratory blanking apparatus for the experimental identification of blanking parameters
J. Slavič, S. Bolka, V. Bratuš and M. Boltežar
Journal of Materials Processing Technology

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55
The mass normalisation of the displacement and strain mode shapes in a strain experimental modal analysis using the mass-change strategy
T. Kranjc, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration

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54
Evaluation of the frequency-dependent Young’s modulus and damping factor of rubber from experiment and their implementation in a finite-element analysis
D. Koblar and M. Boltežar
Experimental Techniques, published online 11 November 2013

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53
Numerical Modeling of the Rotor Movement in a Permanent-Magnet Stepper Motor
J. Škofic and M. Boltežar
IET Electric Power Applications, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 155 – 163

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52
A Generalized Magnetostrictive-Forces Approach to the Computation of the Magnetostriction-Induced Vibration of Laminated Steel Structures
M. Javorski, G. Čepon, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 2013

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51
Frequency-based structural modification for the case of base excitation
M. Česnik, J. Slavič, P. Čermelj and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 332, Issue 20, 30 September 2013, Pages 5029–5039

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50
Operational mode-shape normalisation with a structural modification for small and light structures
D. Rovšček, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 42, Issues 1–2, January 2014, Pages 1–13

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49
A Thick Anisotropic Plate Element in the Framework of an Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation
M.Langerholc, J. Slavič and M.Boltežar
Nonlinear Dynamics, July 2013, Volume 73, Issue 1-2, pp 183-198

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48
Absolute Nodal Coordinates in Digital Image Correlation
M.Langerholc, J. Slavič and M.Boltežar
Experimental Mechanics, June 2013, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 807-818

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47
The use of strain sensors in an experimental modal analysis of small and light structures with free-free boundary conditions
D. Rovšček, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Vibration and Control, 2013, Volume 19, Issue 7, May 2013, Pages 1072-1079

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46
Introduction of the linear contact model in the dynamic model of laminated structure dynamics: an experimental and numerical identification
M. Pirnat, G. Čepon and M. Boltežar
Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 64, Pages 144–154

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45
A Multi-Axis Biodynamic Measuring Handle for a Human Hand-Arm System
L. Knez, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 59, Issue 2, FEB 2013, Pages 71-80

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44
Frequency-Domain Methods for a Vibration-Fatigue-Life Estimation - Application to Real Data
M. Mršnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 47, p. 8-17, 2013

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43
Frequency Characteristics of Magnetostriction in Electrical Steel Related to the Structural Vibrations
M. Javorski, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 48, Issue 12, December 2012, Pages 4727–4734

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42
Uninterrupted and accelerated vibrational fatigue testing with simultaneous monitoring of the natural frequency and damping
M.Česnik, J. Slavič and M.Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 331, Issue 24, 19 November 2012, Pages 5370–5382

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41
An advanced nonlinear model of a low-g mems accelerometer for a computer pen
J. Žumer, D. Reynaerts and M. Boltežar
Measurement, 2012, Volume 45, Issue 3, April 2012, Pages 459-468

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40
Experimental validation of a complex, large-scale, rigid-body mechanism
M.Langerholc, M.Česnik, J. Slavič and M.Boltežar
Engineering Structures, March 2012 vol. 36, Pages 220-227

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39
Development of a liquid-flow pulsator
A.Svete, J.Kutin, I.Bajsić and J. Slavič
Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, Vol 23, Issue 1, Mar 2012, Pages 1–8

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38
Improved model of a ball bearing for the simulation of vibration signals due to faults during run-up
M.Tadina and M.Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 330, Issue 17, 15 August 2011, Pages 4287–4301

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37
Validation of a Flexible Multibody Belt-Drive Model
G. Čepon, L. Manin and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 57, Issues 7-8, May 2011, Pages 539-546

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36
Typical bearing-fault rating using force measurements: application to real data
J. Slavič, A. Brković and M. Boltežar
Journal of Vibration and Control, December 2011 vol. 17 no. 14 2164-2174

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35
Damping identification with the Morlet-wave
J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2011, Volume 25, Issue 5, July 2011, Pages 1632-1645

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34
Measuring Dynamic Loads on a Foldable City Bicycle
M. Pirnat, Z. Savšek and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 57, Issue 1, JAN 2011, Pages 21-26

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33
Experimental identification of the contact parameters between a V-ribbed belt and a pulley
G. Čepon, L. Manin and M. Boltežar
Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 45, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 1424-1433

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32
Characterization of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Basketball Goal Mounted on a Ceiling
M. Javorski, P. Čermelj and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 56, Issues 7-8, July-August 2010, Pages 505-510

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31
On the modeling of vibration transmission over a spatially curved cable with casing
M. Otrin and M. Boltežar
J. Sound Vib., 2009, Issues 4-5, Vol. 325, 798-815

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30
Introduction of damping into flexible multibody belt-drive model
G. Čepon, L.Manin and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 324, Issues 1-2, 10 July 2009, Pages 283-296

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29
Spatial-mode-shape identification using a continuous wavelet transform
M. Česnik, J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 55, 5, May 2009, Pages 277-285

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28
The influence of the coordinate reduction on the identification of the joint dynamic properties
D. Čelič and M. Boltežar
Mech. syst. signal process., Volume 23, Issue 4, May 2009, Pages 1260-1271

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27
Identification of the dynamic properties of joints using frequency–response functions
D. Čelič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 317, Issues 1-2, 21 October 2008, Pages 158-174

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26
Characterization of the vibrations and structural noise of a suction unit's cover
J. Žumer, A. Biček and M. Boltežar
Strojniški vestnik = Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2008, Volume 54, Issue 12, 2008, Pages 883-891

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25
Dynamics of a belt-drive system using a linear complementarity problem for the belt–pulley contact description
G. Čepon and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2009, vol.319, 1019-1035

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24
The vibration over a spatially curved steel wire with an outer band
M. Otrin and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2007, vol. 53, 10, 635-656

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23
Vibration Analysis of an Alternator's Rectifier
V. Pahor Kos, M. Furlan, M. Berce and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2007, vol. 53, 10, 714-725

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22
A new approach to roughness-induced vibrations on a slider
J. Slavič, M.D. Bryant and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 306, Issues 3-5, 9 October 2007, Pages 732-750

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21
Damped lateral vibrations of straight and curved cables with no axial pre-load
M. Otrin and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2007, vol. 300, Issues 3-5, 676-694

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20
Computing the dynamic response of an axially moving continuum
G. Cepon and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2007, vol 300, is 1-2, 316-329

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19
Simulating Multibody Dynamics With Rough Contact Surfaces and Run-in Wear
J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol 45, Num 3-4, August 2006, 353 - 365

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18
Modelling localised nonlinearities using the harmonic nonlinear super model
P. Cermelj and M. Boltežar
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2006, vol. 298, 4-5, 1099-1112

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17
Fault Detection of DC Electric Motors Using the Bispectral Analysis
M. Boltežar and J. Slavič
Meccanica, Vol 41, Num 3, June 2006, 283-297

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16
Measuring the dynamic forces to identify the friction of a graphite-copper contact for variable temperature and current
J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Wear, Vol 260, Issues 9-10, May 2006, 1136-1144

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15
Non-linearity and non-smoothness in multi-body dynamics : application to woodpecker toy
J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2006, vol 220, issue 3, 285-296

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14
Modelling and analyzing the dynamics of an electric-motor brush
J. Slavič, M. Nastran and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2006, vol 52, issue 2, 126-137

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13
Vibro-acoustic modelling of an alternator
M. Furlan, R. Rebec, A. Černigoj, D. Čelič, P. Čermelj and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2006, vol. 52, 2, 126-137

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12
Viscously damped transverse vibrations of an axially-moving string
N. Jaksić and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2005, vol 51, issue 9, 560-569

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11
Enhancements to the continuous wavelet transform for damping identifications on short signals
M. Boltežar and J. Slavič
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Sep 2004, Volume 18, Issue 5, p. 1065-1076

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10
An indirect approach to investigating the dynamics of a structure containing ball bearings
P. Čermelj and M. Boltežar
J. Sound Vib., 2004, vol. 276, 1-2, 401-417

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On the optimality during parameter identification
M. Boltežar and N. Jaksić
J. Sound Vib., 2004, vol. 275, issue 1/2, 331-349

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8
Fault detection in DC electro motors using the continuous wavelet transform
M. Boltežar, I. Simonovski and M. Furlan
Meccanica, 2003, vol. 38, is. 2, 251-264

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The norms and variances of the Gabor, Morlet and general harmonic wavelet functions
I. Simonovski and M. Boltežar
J. Sound Vib., 2003, vol. 264, is 3, 545-557

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6
A coupled electromagnetic-mechanical-acoustic model of a DC electric motor
M. Furlan, A. Černigoj and M. Boltežar
Compel, 2003, vol 22, is 4, 1155-1165

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Damping identification using a continuous wavelet transform: application to real data
J. Slavič, I. Simonovski and M. Boltežar
J. Sound Vib., 2003, vol. 262, 2, 291-307

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4
Enhanced identification of damping using continuous wavelet transform
J. Slavič and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mech Eng., 2002, Vol 48, Issue 11, 621-631

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3
Parameter identification for single-degree-of-freedom dynamic systems
N. Jaksić and M. Boltežar
J. of Mech. Eng., 2002, vol 48, is. 6, 302-317

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Bispectral analysis of the cutting process
I. Simonovski, M. Boltežar, J. Gradišek, E. Govekar, I. Grabec and A. Kuhelj
Mech. syst. signal process., 2002, vol 16, is 6, 1093-1104

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Measurement of the bending vibration frequencies of a rotating turbo wheel using an optical fibre reflective sensor
J. Slavič, P. Čermelj, A. Babnik, J. Rejec, J. Možina and M. Boltežar
Meas. sci. technol., 2002, vol. 13, 4, 477-482

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