TY - JOUR
T1 - Transition curves in a parametrically excited pendulum with a force of elliptic type
JF - Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science
SP - 3995
LP - 4007
M3 - 10.1098/rspa.2012.0328
VL - 468
IS - 2148
AU - Sah, Si Mohamed
AU - Mann, Brian
Y1 - 2012/12/08
UR - http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/468/2148/3995.abstract
N2 - This article investigates the equilibria and stability of a pendulum when the support has a prescribed motion defined by an elliptic function. Stability charts are generated in the parameter plane for different values of the elliptic function modulus. Numerical integration and Floquet theory are used to generate stability charts that are later obtained through harmonic balance analysis. It is shown that the size and location of the instability tongues is directly linked to the elliptic function modulus. Comparisons are also made between the stability charts of Mathieu's equation and those of the pendulum when the prescribed motion is defined by an elliptic function.
ER -