Controlling Multistability in a Vibro-Impact Capsule System
Páez Chávez, J
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This work concerns the control of multistability in a vibro-impact capsule system driven by a harmonic excitation. The capsule is able to move forward and backward in a rectilinear direction, and the main objective of this work is to control such motion in the presence of multiple coexisting periodic solutions. A position feedback controller is employed in this study, and our numerical investigation demonstrates that the proposed control method gives rise to a dynamical scenario with two coexisting solutions, corresponding to forward and backward progression. Therefore, the motion direction of the system can be controlled by suitably perturbing its initial conditions, without altering the system parameters. To study the robustness of this control method, we apply numerical continuation methods in order to identify a region in the parameter space in which the proposed controller can be applied. For this purpose, we employ the MATLAB-based numerical platform COCO, which supports the continuation and bifurcation detection of periodic orbits of non-smooth dynamical systems.
The second author has been supported by a Georg Forster Research Fellowship granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. The authors would like to thank Dr. Haibo Jiang for stimulating discussions and comments on this work.
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Published online 12 January 2017