Chaotic Motion of a Symmetric Gyro Subjected to a Harmonic Base Excitation

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X. Tong

Lucent Technologies, 480 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07724

N. Mrad

Structures, Materials, and Propulsion Laboratory, Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada, 1500 Montreal Road, Building M-3, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 68(4), 681-684 (Feb 25, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1379036 History: Received July 22, 1997; Revised February 25, 2001
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Grahic Jump Location
A symmetric gyro subjected to a harmonic base excitation
Grahic Jump Location
The phase plane of a symmetric gyro
Grahic Jump Location
(a) The Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (ε=0.01); (b) the Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (ε=0.1); (c) the Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (ε=0.5); (d) the Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (ε=1.0)
Grahic Jump Location
(a) The Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (δ=2.0 and ε=1.0); (b) the Poincaré map of a symmetric gyro (δ=5.0 and ε=1.0)



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