Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Chain of Coupled Impact Pendulums
R. Stępień and R.A. Kosiński
Institute of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
Received: February 12, 1997; in final form: April 25, 1997
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A chain of N, one-dimensional, impact pendulums is investigated using numerical solutions of equations of motion. Ranges of periodic, mixed and chaotic motion are found using spatio-temporal diagrams. A correlation function and power spectrum density functions are calculated for these digitized diagrams. Influence of the coupling strength k and the number of pendulums N on the dynamics of the system is discussed.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.91.1053
PACS numbers: 05.45.+b