Nonlinear Dynamics

, 58:469 | Cite as

Frequency domain analysis of a dimensionless cubic nonlinear damping system subject to harmonic input

Original Paper


The effects of cubic nonlinear damping on the system output spectrum are theoretically studied through a dimensionless mass–spring damping system model subject to a harmonic input, based on the Volterra series approximation. It is theoretically shown that the cubic nonlinear damping has little effect on the system output spectrum at high or low frequencies but drives the system output spectrum to be an alternative series at the natural frequency 1 such that the system output spectrum can be suppressed by the cubic damping.


Cubic nonlinear damping Output frequency response Alternative series 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Sound and Vibration ResearchUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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