Parametric Resonance of Hopf Bifurcation
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We investigate the dynamics of a system consisting of a simple harmonic oscillator with small nonlinearity, small damping and small parametric forcing in the neighborhood of 2:1 resonance. We assume that the unforced system exhibits the birth of a stable limit cycle as the damping changes sign from positive to negative (a supercritical Hopf bifurcation). Using perturbation methods and numerical integration, we investigate the changes which occur in long-time behavior as the damping parameter is varied. We show that for large positive damping, the origin is stable, whereas for large negative damping a quasi-periodic behavior occurs. These two steady states are connected by a complicated series of bifurcations which occur as the damping is varied.
Key wordsparametric excitation resonance Hopf bifurcation
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