, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 457-467
Date: 13 Nov 2012

Noise-induced chaos in the elastic forced oscillators with real-power damping force

Abstract

The chaotic behavior of the elastic forced oscillators with real-power exponents of damping and restoring force terms under bounded noise is investigated. By using random Melnikov method, a mean square criterion is used to detect the necessary conditions for chaotic motion of this stochastic system. The results show that the threshold of bounded noise amplitude for the onset of chaos in the system increases as the intensity of the random frequency increases, and decrease as the real-power exponent of damping term increase. The threshold of bounded noise amplitude for the onset of chaos is determined by the numerical calculation via the largest Lyapunov exponents. The effects of bounded noise and real-power exponent of damping term on bifurcation and Poincaré map are also investigated. Our results may provide a valuable guidance for understanding the effect of bounded noise on a class of generalized double well system.