- Volume 21 Issue 2
An analysis is presented for the response of a beam constrained by a nonlinear spring to a harmonic excitation. The system is governed by a linear partial differential equation with a nonlinear boundary condition. The method of multiple scales is used to reduce the nonlinear boundary value problem to a system of autonomous ordinary differential equations of the amplitudes and phases. The case of the third-order subharmonic resonance is considered in this study. The autonomous system is used to determine the steady-state responses and their stability.
Nonlinear Boundary Condition;Beam Vibration;Method of Multiple Scales;Subharmonic Resonance