Numerical methods for calculating the response of a deterministic and stochastically excited Duffing oscillator
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
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Hawes, D., & Langley, R. (2015). Numerical methods for calculating the response of a deterministic and stochastically excited Duffing oscillator. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 230 888-899. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406215607544
When compared to independent harmonic or stochastic excitation, there exist relatively few methods to model the response of nonlinear systems to a combination of deterministic and stochastic vibration despite the likelihood of harmonic oscillations containing noise in realistic applications. This paper uses the Duffing oscillator to illustrate how the joint probability density function (JPDF) of the displacement and velocity responds to this form of excitation. Monte Carlo simulations were performed to generate the JPDF which was observed to spread around the attractor that would be seen if only deterministic excitation was present. This paper assesses the ability of a useful class of methods, global weighted residual methods, to produce the geometrically complex JPDF responses produced from harmonic and white noise excitation. A technique using a JPDF in the form of a Gram-Charlier type C series was found to produce accurate results, although the method fails due to ill-conditioning as the shape of the JPDF required by the dynamics becomes too complex.
nonlinear, stochastic, deterministic, vibration, duffing
The authors would like to thank the EPSRC Doctoral Training Award for funding this research.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406215607544
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