Bifurcations and Chaos in Parametrically Excited Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems
The behavior of single-degree-of-freedom systems possessing quadratic and cubic nonlinearities subject to parametric excitation is investigated. Both fundamental and principal parametric resonances are considered. A global bifurcation diagram in the excitation amplitude and excitation frequency domain is presented showing different possible stable steady-state solutions (attractors). Fractal basin maps for fundamental and principal parametric resonances when three attractors coexist are presented in color. An enlargement of one region of the map for principal parametric resonance reveals a Cantor-like set of fractal boundaries. For some cases, both periodic and chaotic attractors coexist.
Bifurcation theory, chaos, parametric vibrations, quadratic nonlinearity, cubic nonlinearity, fractal basin
Zavodney, Lawrence D.; Nayfeh, A. H.; and Sanchez, N. E., "Bifurcations and Chaos in Parametrically Excited Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems" (1990). Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 287.