Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 145–162 | Cite as

On methods for continuous systems with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities

  • A. H. Nayfeh
  • J. F. Nayfeh
  • D. T. Mook
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Abstract

Methods for determining the response of continuous systems with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities are discussed. We show by means of a simple example that perturbation and computational methods based on first discretizing the systems may lead to erroncous results whereas perturbation methods that attack directly the nonlinear partial-differential equations and boundary conditions avoid the pitfalls associated with the analysis of the discretized systems. We describe a perturbation technique that applies either the method of multiple scales or the method of averaging to the Lagrangian of the system rather than the partial-differential equations and boundary conditions.

Key words

Averaged Lagrangian valve resonances Galerkin procedure 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Nayfeh
    • 1
  • J. F. Nayfeh
    • 2
  • D. T. Mook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoU.S.A.

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