Limit cycle oscillations at resonances
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Original versionHellevik, K., Gudmestad, O.T. (2017) Limit cycle oscillations at resonances. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 276 (1), . 10.1088/1757-899X/276/1/012020
This paper deals with limit cycles in one degree of freedom systems. The van der Pol equation is an example of an equation describing systems with clear limit cycles in the phase space (displacement-velocity 2 dimensional plane). In this paper, it is shown that a system with nonlinear loading, representing the drag load acting on structures in an oscillatory flow (the drag term of the Morison equation), will in fact exhibit limit cycles at resonance and at higher order resonances. These limit cycles are stable, and model self-excited oscillations. As the damping in the systems is linear and constant, the drag loading will to some degree work as negative damping. The consequences of the existence of these limit cycles are that systems starting at lesser amplitudes in the phase plane will exhibit increased amplitudes until the limit cycle is obtained.