Design and implementation of a non-linear dynamical system replicating spring buckling behavior

Baker, Corey
MS Thesis, California State University, Los Angeles, 2010
A device was designed and implemented to replicate spring buckling using a linearmotor. The device was designed using an off the shelf motor, microcontroller, DAQ,and force transducer. Once the device was put together a program was written inmatlab to control the motor. Tests were done to replicate a spring damper systemand once this system was realized, tests were done to replicate the Duffing oscillaterthat exhibits subcritical pitchfork bifurcation. The finished device can be used toinvestigate how vision and tactile integration play a role in dynamic manipulation.

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