Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

46, 1, pp. 185-204, Warsaw 2008

Synchronization of mechanical oscillators excited kinematically

Przemyslaw Perlikowski
In this paper, the behaviour of a system of coupled mechanical oscillators excited kinematically was studied numerically. Several methods of detection of synchronization were shown and advantages of each were mentioned. The relation between Lyapunov exponents and the synchronization state under different kinds of the excitation signal (harmonic, periodic and chaotic ones) was presented. It was demonstrated that the mode locking with excitation was dependent only on inner damping and completely uncorrelated with the connection between oscillators.
Keywords: synchronization; mechanical oscillators; kinematic excitation