• Transition to chaos in a driven pendulum with nonlinear dissipation

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      Driven pendulum; nonlinear dissipation; Melnikov threshold; subharmonic bifurcations

    • Abstract


      The Melnikov-Holmes method is used to study the onset of chaos in a driven pendulum with nonlinear dissipation. Detailed numerical studies reveal many interesting features like a chaotic attractor at low frequencies, band formation near escape from the potential well and a sequence of subharmonic bifurcations inside the band that accumulates at the homoclinic bifurcation point.

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      G Ambika1 K Babu Joseph1

      1. Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin - 382 022, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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