Co-existing responses in a harmonically-excited nonlinear structural system


Conference Paper

A key feature of many nonlinear dynamical systems is the presence of co-existing solutions, i.e, nonlinear systems are often sensitive to initial conditions. While there have been many studies to explore this behavior from a numerical perspective, in which case it is trivial to prescribe initial conditions (for example using a regular grid), this is more challenging from an experimental perspective. This paper will discuss the basins of attraction in a simple mechanical experiment. By applying both small and large stochastic perturbations to steady-state behavior, it is possible to interrogate the initial condition space and map-out basins of attraction as system parameters are changed. This tends to provide a more complete picture of possible behavior than conventional bifurcation diagrams with their focus on local steady-state behavior. © The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2014.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN; Waite, JJ; Wiebe, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 9

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2191-5652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2191-5644

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319045214

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-04522-1_1

Citation Source

  • Scopus