Vibrational resonances in driven oscillators with position-dependent mass

Roy-Layinde, T. O. and Vincent, Uchechukwu E. and Abolade, S. A. and Popoola, O. O. and Laoye, J. A. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (2020) Vibrational resonances in driven oscillators with position-dependent mass. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. ISSN 0264-3820 (In Press)

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Abstract

The vibrational resonance (VR) phenomenon has received a great deal of research attention over the two decades since its introduction. The wide range of theoretical and experimental results obtained has, however, been confined to VR in systems with constant mass. We now extend the VR formalism to encompass systems with position-dependent mass (PDM).We consider a generalized classical counterpart of the quantum mechanical nonlinear oscillator with PDM. By developing a theoretical framework fordetermining the response amplitude of PDMsystems, we examine and analyse their VR phenomenona, obtain conditions for the occurrence of resonances, show that the role played by PDM can be both inductive and contributory, and suggest that PDM effects could usefully be explored to maximise the efficiency of devices being operated in VRmodes. Our analysis suggests new directions for the investigation of VR in a general class of PDM systems.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A
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Part of a Theme Issue on "Vibrational and Stochastic Resonance in Driven Nonlinear Systems".
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146818
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Deposited On:
26 Aug 2020 08:15
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Yes
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In Press
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23 Nov 2020 01:37