On the wavelet transform application to a study of chaotic vibrations of the infinite length flexible panels driven longitudinally

J. Awrejcewicz, A. V. Krysko, V. Soldatov

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Both classical Fourier analysis and continuous wavelets transformation are applied to study non-linear vibrations of infinitely long flexible panels subject to longitudinal sign-changeable external load actions. First the governing PDEs are derived and then the BubnovGalerkin method is applied to yield 2N first order ODEs. The further used Lyapunov exponent computation is described. Transition scenarios from regular to chaotic dynamics of the being investigated plate strip are analyzed using different wavelets, and their suitability and advantages/disadvantages to nonlinear dynamics monitoring and quantifying are illustrated and discussed. A few novel results devoted to the beam nonlinear dynamics behavior are reported. In addition, links between the largest Lyapunov exponent computation and the wavelet spectrum numerical estimation are also illustrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3347-3371
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009



  • Chaos
  • Plate strip
  • Stability
  • Wavelets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Applied Mathematics

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