Multiple-S-Shaped Critical Manifold and Jump Phenomena in Low Frequency Forced Vibration with Amplitude Modulation

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1930012
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


Motivated by the forced harmonic vibration of complex mechanical systems, we analyze the dynamics involving different waves in a double-well potential oscillator coupling amplitude modulation control of low frequency. The combination of amplitude modulation factor significantly enriches the dynamical behaviors on the formation of multiple-S-shaped manifold and multiple jumping phenomena that alternate between epochs of slow and fast motion. We can conduct bifurcation analysis to identify two harmonic vibrations. One is that the singular orbit makes multiple jumps to a fast trajectory segment from one attracting equilibrium to another as the expression of slow variable by using the DeMoivre formula. With the increase of tuning frequency, the system exhibits relaxation-type oscillations whose small amplitude oscillations are produced by nonlinear local cycles together with a distinct large amplitude cycle oscillation accounting for the Melnikov threshold values. The tuning frequency may not only affect the asymptotic expressions for the solution curves near fold singularities but also allow for the large amplitude orbit vibrations near fold-cycle singularities. Numerical analysis for computing critical manifolds and their intersections is used to detect the dynamical features in this paper.

Research Area(s)

  • amplitude modulation, fast-slow decomposition, Forced vibration, invariable manifold, Melnikov function