Extension of the Method of Direct Separation of Motions for Problems of Oscillating Action on Dynamical Systems

Iliya I. Blekhman, Vladislav Sorokin

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A general approach to study oscillating action on nonlinear dynamical systems is developed. It implies a transition from initial governing equations of motion to much more simple equations describing only the main slow component of motions (the vibro-transformed dynamics equations). The approach is named as the Oscillatory Strobodynamics, since motions are perceived as under a stroboscopic light. The vibro-transformed dynamics equations comprise terms that represent the averaged effect of the oscillating action. The method of direct separation of motions (MDSM) appears to be an efficient and simple tool to derive these equations. A modification of the method applicable to study problems that do not imply restrictions on the spectrum of excitation frequencies is proposed. It allows also to abandon other restrictions usually introduced when employing the classical asymptotic methods, e.g. the requirement for the involved nonlinearities to be weak.Several relevant examples from Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biophysics are considered by means of the conventional MDSM and, in more details, by the modified MDSM, illustrating the efficiency the methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Procedia IUTAM
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesI U T A M. Procedia

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(C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).


  • Oscillating action
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Slow motion
  • Small parameter
  • The method of direct separation of motions

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