Synchronous rotation of the set of double pendula: Experimental observations

J. Strzalko, J. Grabski, J. Wojewoda, Marian Wiercigroch, T. Kapitaniak

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We study the occurrence of the synchronous rotation of a set of four uncoupled nonidentical double pendula arranged into a cross structure mounted on a vertically excited platform. Under the excitation, the pendula can rotate in different directions (counter-clockwise or clockwise). It has been shown that after a transient, many different types of synchronous configurations with the constant phase difference between pendula can be observed. The experimental results qualitatively agree with the numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number047503
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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This work has been supported by the Polish Department for Scientific Research (currently National Center for Science) under Project No. N N501 249238.


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