The Radially Flexible Pendulum Subjected to a High-Frequency Excitation

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B. A. Schmidt

Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859

J. Appl. Mech 50(2), 443-448 (Jun 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167057 History: Received January 01, 1981; Revised January 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


A high-frequency harmonic excitation is applied to a pendulum that is flexible in the radial direction. Approximate equilibrium positions are found when the excitation is in a general and fixed direction. An approximate stable motion is found when the direction of the excitation changes constantly and slowly. It is found that the excitation causes a reduction of the radius.

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