Competing responses in a discrete mechanical system


Journal Article

This short paper takes a close look at a relatively simple harmonically-excited mechanical oscillator. Throughout the range of forcing frequencies the basins of attraction are investigated by applying strong perturbations to steady-state behavior. In this way, a more general solution space is mapped out. Numerical simulation of the equation of motion agrees very closely with data generated from a laboratory experiment. © 2014 World Scientific Publishing Company.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Waite, JJ; Virgin, LN; Wiebe, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0218-1274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1142/S0218127414300031

Citation Source

  • Scopus