Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences
Print version ISSN 0100-7386
BELATO, D.; WEBER, H. I. and BALTHAZAR, J. M.. Escape in a nonideal electro-mechanical system. J. Braz. Soc. Mech. Sci. [online]. 2002, vol.24, n.4, pp. 335-340. ISSN 0100-7386. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-73862002000400014.
In this work a particular system is investigated consisting of a pendulum whose point of support is vibrated along a horizontal guide by a two bar linkage driven from a DC motor, considered as a limited power source. This system is nonideal since the oscillatory motion of the pendulum influences the speed of the motor and vice-versa, reflecting in a more complicated dynamical process. This work comprises the investigation of the phenomena that appear when the frequency of the pendulum draws near a secondary resonance region, due to the existing nonlinear interactions in the system. Also in this domain due to the power limitation of the motor, the frequency of the pendulum can be captured at resonance modifying completely the final response of the system. This behavior is known as Sommerfeld effect and it will be studied here for a nonlinear system.
Keywords : Nonideal system; pendulum; escape; sommerfeld effect; bifurcation.