Mechanical Oscillator in a Magnetic Field

  • J.-H. Ho
  • Ko-Choong Woo
  • V. C.-C. Lee
  • Y. A. Abakr
Conference paper
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries (closed) book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 32)


An analytical solution for a system exhibiting oscillations of a conductor in magnetic field which is controlled by a discrete waveform is developed by means of multiple scales. The solution provides a guideline to design an effective control strategy so as to guide the system to a desirable attractor. Initial tests were also conducted to investigate the effect of hydrodynamic forces on an inertia excited by this mechanism.


Mechanical oscillator Electromagnetic Impact Hydrodynamic 



The funding from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus for Jee-Hou Ho, as well as that from the National Science Foundation of Malaysia for Vincent Lee, are gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are due to Wen-Jia Khoo for his contributions in programming numerical procedures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-H. Ho
    • 1
  • Ko-Choong Woo
    • 1
  • V. C.-C. Lee
    • 1
  • Y. A. Abakr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamSemenyihMalaysia

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