Capture into resonance of coupled Duffing oscillators.

Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics

PubMedID: 26382478

Kovaleva A. Capture into resonance of coupled Duffing oscillators. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015;92(2-1):022909.
In this paper we investigate capture into resonance of a pair of coupled Duffing oscillators, one of which is excited by periodic forcing with a slowly varying frequency. Previous studies have shown that, under certain conditions, a single oscillator can be captured into persistent resonance with a permanently growing amplitude of oscillations (autoresonance). This paper demonstrates that the emergence of autoresonance in the forced oscillator may be insufficient to generate oscillations with increasing amplitude in the attachment. A parametric domain, in which both oscillators can be captured into resonance, is determined. The quasisteady states determining the growth of amplitudes are found. An agreement between the theoretical and numerical results is demonstrated.