Dynamics, Synchronization and Control of Parametric Pendulums

  • Anna NajdeckaEmail author
  • Vahid Vaziri
  • Marian Wiercigroch
Conference paper
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries (closed) book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 32)


In this work the dynamics and synchronization of the coupled parametric pendulums system is examined with a view to its application for wave energy extraction. The system consisting of two parametric pendulums on a common support has been modeled and its response studied numerically, with a main focus on synchronized rotation. Different methods of controlling the response the pendulums have been introduced and compared. Numerical results have been verified in experimental studies.


Parametric pendulum Synchronization of pendulums Delayed feedback control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Najdecka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vahid Vaziri
    • 1
  • Marian Wiercigroch
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, School of EngineeringUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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