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Resonance, parameter estimation, and modal interactions in a strongly nonlinear benchtop oscillator

Nandakumar, K and Chatterjee, Anindya (2005) Resonance, parameter estimation, and modal interactions in a strongly nonlinear benchtop oscillator. In: Nonlinear Dynamics, 40 (2). pp. 149-167.

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We study the vibrations of a strongly nonlinear, electromechanically forced, benchtop experimental oscillator. We consciously avoid first-principles derivations of the governing equations, with an eye towards more complex practical applications where such derivations are difficult. Instead, we spend our effort in using simple insights from the subject of nonlinear oscillations to develop a quantitatively accurate model for the single-mode resonant behavior of our oscillator. In particular, we assume an SDOF model for the oscillator; and develop a structure for, and estimate the parameters of, this model. We validate the model thus obtained against experimental free and forced vibration data. We find that, although the qualitative dynamics is simple, some effort in the modeling is needed to quantitatively capture the dynamic response well. We also briefly study the higher dimensional dynamics of the oscillator, and present some experimental results showing modal interactions through a 0:1 internal resonance, which has been studied elsewhere. The novelty here lies in the strong nonlinearity of the slow mode.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer verlag
Keywords: first-principles derivations;internal resonance;modal interactions;parameter estimation;strongly nonlinear
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ramya Krishna
Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10794

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