Subtitle

Unexpected Responses to Low-Periodic Shaking

Document Type

Article

Department (Manual Entry)

Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Abstract

This paper had its origin in a curious discovery by the first author in research performed with an undergraduate student. The following odd fact was noticed: when a mechanical model of a suspension bridge (linear near equilibrium but allowed to slacken at large distance in one direction) is shaken with a low-frequency periodic force, several different periodic responses can result, many with high-frequency components.

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