Parametric identification of an experimental magneto-elastic oscillator

B. F. Feeny, C. M. Yuan, J. P. Cusumano

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The identification of parameters in an experimental two-well chaotic system is presented. The method involves the extraction of periodic orbits from a chaotic set. The form of the differential-equation model is assumed, with unknown coefficients appearing linearly on the terms in the model. The harmonic-balance method is applied to these periodic orbits, resulting in a linear set of equations in the unknown parameters, which can then be solved in the least-squares sense. The identification process reveals the non-linear force-displacement characteristic of the oscillator. The results are cross-checked with various sets of extracted periodic orbits. The model is validated by comparing the linearized characteristics, examining simulated responses, and evaluating the vector field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-806
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 8 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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