Dynamics of n Coupled Double Pendula Suspended to the Moving Beam
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, November 2014, n. 8, v. 14|
We consider the synchronization of n self-excited double pendula. For such pendula hanging on the same beam, different synchronous configurations can be obtained (in-phase and anti-phase states). An approximate analytical analysis allows to derive the synchronization condition and explain the observed types of synchronization for any number of coupled double pendula. The energy balance method is used to show how the energy between the pendula is transferred via the oscillating beam allowing their synchronization. We compute periodic solutions for n = 2, 3, 4, 5 coupled double pendula, based on analytical predictions. For all obtained periodic solutions, we investigate how the stability properties change with the varying natural frequency of the beam.
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