Power Series Solution forStrongly Non-linear Conservative Oscillators

Mazen I. Qaisi
2019 Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation  
This paper compares the accuracy of the power series approach with that of the modified Lindstedt-Poincare method for strongly nonlinear vibration. The free vibration of an undamped Duffing oscillator is considered because it has an exact solution. In the power series approach, the time variable is transformed into an "oscillating time" which reduces the governing equation to a form well-conditioned by the power series method. The results show that the power series approach provides extremely
more » ... rovides extremely accurate vibration frequencies, even at large values of the nonlinear parameter, compared with errors of up to nine percent for the modified Lindstedt-Poincare method.
doi:10.17265/2159-5275/2019.02.004 fatcat:chvzjj7li5banh24jr72rz754m