Corner bifurcations in non-smoothly forced impact oscillators

C Budd, PT Piiroinen

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Simultaneous impacts of multiple objects in mechanical systems are considered. It will be shown that in some cases the dynamics in a neighbourhood of such events can be explained by piecewise linear two-dimensional maps. These maps give rise to a variety of complex dynamics, which will be analysed. A special emphasis will be put on period-adding cascades.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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