The nonstationary transition through resonance


Journal Article

This paper considers the resonant behavior of a mechanical oscillator during a linear frequency sweep. Both numerical and experimental results are presented. The experimental system consisting of a track in the shape of a potential energy surfaces has been used to highlight other types of nonlinear behavior and is here adapted so that the forcing frequency can be evolved continuously in time. The classic linear oscillator (with a parabolic potential well) is used as an introduction to illustrate basic features of the experiment and its response. Then, a track with a double well is used to assess nonstationary frequency effects on certain nonlinear characteristics, specifically amplitude jumps and flip bifurcations. © 1996 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Todd, MD; Virgin, LN; Gottwald, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 48

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0924-090X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00114797

Citation Source

  • Scopus