The Rotationally Flexible Pendulum Subjected to a High Frequency Excitation

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Bertram A. Schmidt

Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

J. Appl. Mech 57(3), 725-730 (Sep 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897083 History: Received July 29, 1988; Revised July 15, 1989; Online March 31, 2008


A high frequency harmonic excitation is applied to the pivot of a rotationally flexible pendulum. It is found that various equilibrium positions occur depending on the stiffness of the flexible parts.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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