Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 695–704 | Cite as

Nonlinear oscillation analysis by an orthogonal function method

  • Sun Pizhong
  • Tang Qiangang
  • Sun Shixian


In this paper, an orthogonal function method is presented based on the idea to suppose periodic solution with the method of harmonic balance. The displacement is expressed in the form of trigonometric functions, a group of simplified eigenequations are obtained by the use of orthogonarity of trigonumetric functions and linear modes. The method overcomes the difficulty of a drift term existing ht systems with quadratic nonlinearities. The calculation examples show that the method has the advantages of high calculation precision, high convergence speed and little calculation work.

Key words

orthogonal function method nonlinearity oscillation characteristics eigenequations 


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© Shanghai University of Technology (SUT) 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Pizhong
    • 1
  • Tang Qiangang
    • 1
  • Sun Shixian
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Defence TechnologyChangshaP. R. China

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