Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Stability and bifurcation analysis of a two-degree-of-freedom system with clearances

N. Kranjcevic, M. Stegic*, N. Vrankovic
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb 10002, Croatia

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The time finite element method is used in this paper for the stability and bifurcation analysis of a two-degree-of freedom system with clearances under periodic excitations. The analysis is based on the utilization of the Poincare map in which the stability of a periodic solution is transformed to that of a fixed point.

Keywords:  Nonlinear vibrations; Clearances; Stability; Neimark bifurcation

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