• V Ravichandran

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    • Role of asymmetries in the chaotic dynamics of the double-well Duffing oscillator

      V Ravichandran S Jeyakumari V Chinnathambi S Rajasekar M A F Sanjuán

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      Duffing oscillator driven by a periodic force with three different forms of asymmetrical double-well potentials is considered. Three forms of asymmetry are introduced by varying the depth of the left-well alone, location of the minimum of the left-well alone and above both the potentials. Applying the Melnikov method, the threshold condition for the occurrence of horseshoe chaos is obtained. The parameter space has regions where transverse intersections of stable and unstable parts of left-well homoclinic orbits alone and right-well orbits alone occur which are not found in the symmetrical system. The analytical predictions are verified by numerical simulation. For a certain range of values of the control parameters there is no attractor in the left-well or in the right-well.

    • Nonlinear resonance in Duffing oscillator with fixed and integrative time-delayed feedbacks

      V Ravichandran V Chinnathambi S Rajasekar

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      We study the nonlinear resonance, one of the fundamental phenomena in nonlinear oscillators, in a damped and periodically-driven Duffing oscillator with two types of time-delayed feedbacks, namely, fixed and integrative. Particularly, we analyse the effect of the time-delay parameter 𝛼 and the strength 𝛾 of the time-delayed feedback. Applying the perturbation theory we obtain a nonlinear equation for the amplitude of the periodic response of the system. For a range of values of 𝛾 and 𝛼, the response amplitude is found to be higher than that of the system in the absence of delayed feedback. The response amplitude is periodic on the parameter 𝛼 with period $2\pi /\omega$ where 𝜔 is the angular frequency of the external periodic force. We show the occurrence of multiple branches of the response amplitude curve with and without hysteresis.

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