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    Weakly coupled oscillators in the presence of elactic support in the conditions of acoustic vacuum

    2014, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.  245-263

    Author(s): Koroleva (Kikot) I. P., Manevitch L. I.

    A weightless string without preliminary tension with two symmetric discrete masses, which are influenced by elastic supports with cubic characteristics, is investigated both by numerical and analytical methods. The most important limit case corresponding to domination of resonance lowenergy transversal oscillations is considered. Since such oscillations are described by approximate equations only with cubic terms (without linear ones), the transversal dynamics occurs n the conditions of acoustic vakuum. If there is no elastic supports nonlinear normal modes of the system under investigation coincide with (or are close to) those of corresponding linear oscillator system. However within the presence of elastic supports one of NNM can be unstable, that causes formation of two another assymmetric modes and a separatrix which divides them. Such dynamical transition which is observed under certain relation between elastic constants of the string and of the support, relates to stationary resonance dynamics. This transition determines also a possibility of the second dynamical transition which occurs when the supports contribution grows. It relates already to non-stationary resonance dynamics when the modal approach turns out to be inadequate. Effective description of both dynamical transitions can be attained in terms of weakly interacting oscillators and limiting phase trajectories, corresponding to complete energy echange between the oscillators.
    Keywords: string with discrete masses, elastic support, nonlinear dynamics, asymptotical method, complete energy exchange, limiting phase trajectory, energy localization
    Citation: Koroleva (Kikot) I. P., Manevitch L. I., Weakly coupled oscillators in the presence of elactic support in the conditions of acoustic vacuum, Rus. J. Nonlin. Dyn., 2014, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.  245-263

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