In this paper, a negative stiffness oscillator is modelled and tested to exploit its nonlinear dynamical characteristics. The oscillator is part of a device designed to improve the current collection quality in railway overhead contact lines, and it acts like an asymmetric double-well Duffing system. Thus, it exhibits two stable equilibrium positions plus an unstable one, and the oscillations can either be bounded around one stable point (small oscillations) or include all the three positions (large oscillations). Depending on the input amplitude, the oscillator can exhibit linear and nonlinear dynamics and chaotic motion as well. Furthermore, its design is asymmetrical, and this plays a key role in its dynamic response, as the two natural frequencies associated with the two stable positions differ from each other. The first purpose of this study is to understand the dynamical behavior of the system in the case of linear and nonlinear oscillations around the two stable points and in the case of large oscillations associated with a chaotic motion. To accomplish this task, the device is mounted on a shaking table and it is driven with several levels of excitations and with both harmonic and random inputs. Finally, the nonlinear coefficients associated with the nonlinearities of the system are identified from the measured data.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Duffing-Like Negative Stiffness Oscillator: Modeling and Experimental Characterization / Anastasio, D.; Fasana, A.; Garibaldi, L.; Marchesiello, S.. - In: SHOCK AND VIBRATION. - ISSN 1070-9622. - ELETTRONICO. - 2020(2020), pp. 1-13. [10.1155/2020/3593018]
|Titolo:||Nonlinear Dynamics of a Duffing-Like Negative Stiffness Oscillator: Modeling and Experimental Characterization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/3593018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|