Dynamic harmonic balance principle and analysis of rocking block motions

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The harmonic balance (HB) principle is a powerful and convenient tool for finding periodic solutions in nonlinear systems. In the present paper, this principle is extended to transient processes in systems with one single-valued odd-symmetric nonlinearity and linear plant not having zeros in the transfer function, and named the dynamic HB. Based on the dynamic HB, first the equations for the amplitude, frequency, and amplitude decay of an oscillatory process in the Lure system are derived. It is then applied to analysis of rocking block decaying motions. An example is provided.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1198-1212
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2012


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