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Nonlinear Effects on Coexistence Phenomenon in Parametric Excitation

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Leslie Ng, Richard Rand

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Paper No. IMECE2002-32406, pp. 425-433; 9 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Design Engineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3628-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


We investigate the effect of nonlinearites on a parametrically excited ordinary differential equation whose linearization exhibits the phenomena of coexistence. The differential equation studied governs the stability mode of vibration in an unforced conservative two degree of freedom system used to model the free vibrations of a thin elastica. Using perturbation methods, we show that at parameter values corresponding to coexistence, nonlinear terms can cause the origin to become nonlinearly unstable, even though linear stability analysis predicts the origin to be stable. We also investigate the bifurcations associated with this instability.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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