An electromechanical system with flexible arm is considered. The mechanical part is a linear flexible beam and the electrical part is a nonlinear self-sustained oscillator. Oscillatory solutions are obtained using an averaging method. Chaotic behavior is studied via the Lyapunov exponent. The synchronization of regular and chaotic states of two such devices is discussed and the ...

Recently, geometric singular perturbation theory has been extended considerably while at the same time producing many new applications. We will review a number of aspects relevant to non-linear dynamics to apply this to periodic solutions within slow manifolds and to review a number of non-hyperbolic cases. The results are illustrated by examples.

Many dynamical systems are subject to some form of non-smooth or discontinuous nonlinearity. One eminent example of such a nonlinearity is friction. This is caused by the fact that friction always opposes the direction of movement, thus changing sign when the sliding velocity changes sign. In this paper, a structure with friction-based seismic base isolation is regarded. Seismic ...

In this paper, we analyze the interaction between friction-induced vibrations and self-sustained lateral vibrations caused by a mass-unbalance in an experimental rotor dynamic setup. This study is performed on the level of both numerical and experimental bifurcation analyses. Numerical analyses show that two types of torsional vibrations can appear: friction-induced torsional ...

In 1883, S. Lie found the general form of all second-order ordinary differential equations transformable to the linear equation by a change of variables and proved that their solution reduces to integration of a linear third-order ordinary differential equation. He showed that the linearizable equations are at most cubic in the first-order derivative and described a general ...