Publications [#282347] of Lawrence N. Virgin
- Waite, JJ; Virgin, LN; Wiebe, R, Competing responses in a discrete mechanical system,
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, vol. 24 no. 1
pp. 1430003-1430003, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt, ISSN 0218-1274 [doi]
(last updated on 2019/09/15)
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.