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Bifurcation analysis of a composite cantilever beam via 1:3 internal resonance
Journal of the Egyptian Mathematical Society volume 28, Article number: 45 (2020)
Abstract
In this paper, we study a multiple scales perturbation and numerical solution for vibrations analysis and control of a system which simulates the vibrations of a nonlinear composite beam model. System of second order differential equations with nonlinearity due to quadratic and cubic terms, excited by parametric and external excitations, are presented. The controller is implemented to control one frequency at primary and parametric resonance where damage in the mechanical system is probable. Active control is applied to the system. The multiple scales perturbation (MSP) method is implemented to obtain an approximate analytical solution. The stability analysis of the system is obtained by frequency response (FR). Bifurcation analysis is conducted using various control parameters such as natural frequency (ω_{1}), detuning parameter (σ_{1}), feedback signal gain (β), control signal gain (γ), and other parameters. The dynamic behavior of the system is predicted within various ranges of bifurcation parameters. All of the stable steady state (point attractor), stable periodic attractors, unstable steady state, and unstable periodic attractors are determined efficiently using bifurcation analysis. The controller’s influence on system behavior is examined numerically. To validate our results, the approximate analytical solution using the MSP method is compared with the numerical solution using the RungeKutta (RK) method of order four.
Introduction
An active control system is defined necessarily in terms of that a mass of external power or energy is required. Fanson and Caughey [1] were the first to introduce the Positive Position Feedback (PPF) technique. Vibrations can be abolished via a movement of feedback signals conducted by the mentioned technique. Active constrained layer damping has been effectively implemented as an efficient method to control the vibration of various flexible mechanical structures [2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]. Eissa and Sayed [10,11,12] examined the active controller’s effect on both spring and simple pendulum at the primary resonance using negative velocity feedback. ElBassiouny [13], Eissa et al. [14,15,16,17], and Jaensch [18] confirmed how active control is functional in vibration attenuation at resonance for different vibration modes. They approved that the active control method has several advantages with respect to the passive one. Sadek et al. [19] employed piezoelectricpatchactuators as active control to control the vibration of simply supported flexible plates. An optimal control law was deduced utilizing the maximum principle theory to calculate the voltage of the actuators. Wang et al. [20] used an inverse feedforward controller method for directing polymer actuator displacement control. Dong et al. [21] investigated the active vibration control method to control piezoelectric smart structures using a system identification technique. Kapuria and Yasin [22] studied the active vibration repression of metal laminated plates through piezoelectric fiberreinforced composite materials. Warminski et al. [23] studied the experimental and theoretical investigations of vibrations of an autoparametric system composed of two beams with rectangular crosssections. The experimental response of the system, tuned at 1:4 internal resonance case, is performed for random and harmonic excitations. Warminski et al. [24] investigated the numerical and experimental solutions for various active controllers which applied to a nonlinear mechanical system. ElGanaini et al. [25] considered the PPF controller to put down the vibration amplitude of a nonlinear dynamic model at primary resonance with 1 : 1 internal resonance. Hamed and Amer [26] studied an active controller for damping out the nonlinear vibration composite beam with parametric excitation force in the case of 1 : 2 internal resonances. Sayed and Kamel [27] examined the effect of a linear controller to control the vibration of each of the saturation control of a linear absorber and the vibrating system. Sayed and Kamel [28] applied an active control method with on 1 : 2 and 1 : 3 internal resonance to control the vibrations of a nonlinear vibrating system. Large deformation analysis for a cantilever beam with a variable bending stiffness under both static and dynamic loads is investigated by the direct integration scheme [29]. A simple boundary feedback control moment is proposed to stabilize a nonhomogeneous flexible beam with a tip mass [30]. They obtained the exponential stability, spectrumdetermined growth condition, and optimal decay rate. Chentouf [31] considered the stabilization problem of a variant of the SCOLE model. He shows that the system uniformly stabilized by the proposed feedback law as soon as the boundary control force and control moment were presented in the feedback. Chentouf [32] studied a model that consists of a nonhomogeneous flexible beam clamped at its left end to a rigid disk and free at the right end, where another rigid body is attached. They treated different physical situations and provided accordingly appropriate feedback control laws. Bağdatlı et al. [33] investigated nonlinear transverse vibrations of a tensioned EulerBernoulli beam resting on multiple supports. A perturbation technique was applied to the equations of motion to obtain approximate analytical solutions. He considered 3 : 1 internal resonance. Hegazy [34] studied the dynamic behavior and chaotic motion of a stringbeam coupled system subjected to parametric excitation. He considered and examined the case of 3 : 1 internal resonance between the modes of the beam and the string, in the presence of subharmonic resonance for the beam. Cemil Tunç [35, 36] investigated the asymptotic stability and boundedness of all solutions of certain differential equations of fourth order.
In this paper, the solutions of nonlinear differential equations that represent composite beam vibrations are obtained. We control the vibration of the system via 1 : 3 active control techniques. We applied the MSP technique to solve those nonlinear equations. We extract the corresponding FR equations and present graphically at different system parameters. We apply the RK algorithm to confirm the obtained curves numerically. We applied Lyapunov’s first method to investigate the stability of the controlled system. To validate our results, we compare approximate solutions using the MSP method and numerical solutions using the RK method of order four. We predict the dynamic behavior of the system at various ranges of bifurcation parameters. We use bifurcation analysis to determine the efficiently stable steady state (point attractor), stable periodic attractor, unstable steady state, and unstable periodic attractors.
Equations of motion
The modified nonlinear differential equations describe the oscillations of the nonlinear composite beam model [23, 24, 26] are given by:
with initial conditions \( u(0)=0.02,\dot{u}(0)=0,\nu (0)=0.2,\dot{\nu}(0)=0, \) where u denotes the composite beam system displacement and ν denotes the controller displacement, and the derivatives with respect to the time t are denoted by dots. μ_{1} and μ_{2} are the parameters of the viscous damping coefficients, ω_{1} is the natural frequency accompanied by the composite beam, and ω_{2} is the natural frequencies associated with controller modes, Ω_{1} and Ω_{2} are the excitation frequencies, f_{1} and f_{2} are the excitation forces amplitudes, and γ and β are the control and feedback signal gains. δ, α_{1} are the main system nonlinear stiffness coefficient which may be due to material of the beam nonhomogeneity,α_{2} nonlinear stiffness coefficient of the controller. The nonlinear parameters, linear viscous damping, and excitation forces are as follows:
where the parameter ε has a low value denoted as perturbation parameter and 0 < ε ≪ 1. Substituting Eq. (3) into Eqs. (1) and (2), we can obtain:
The parameters \( {\hat{\upalpha}}_1,{\hat{\upalpha}}_2,{\hat{\upmu}}_1,{\hat{\upmu}}_2,\hat{\updelta},\hat{\upbeta},\hat{\upgamma},{\hat{f}}_1 \), and \( {\hat{f}}_2 \) are of the order 1. This means that all these parameters appear when comparing the coefficients of the parameter ε.
Existence and uniqueness theorem
The system of ODEs (1) and (2) with initial conditions \( u(0)=0.02,\dot{u}(0)=0,\nu (0)=0.2,\dot{\nu}(0)=0 \), can be transformed to a system of first order differential equations IVP in the following:
put u(t) = x_{1}(t) = x_{1}, then \( \kern0.5em {\dot{x}}_1(t)={x}_2(t)={x}_2 \)
put v(t) = x_{3}(t) = x_{3}, then \( {\dot{x}}_3(t)={x}_4(t)={x}_4 \)
and the initial conditions become x_{1}(0) = 0.02, x_{2}(0) = 0, x_{3}(0) = 0.2, x_{4}(0) = 0.
Here, we concentrate on the solution of the first order IVP
\( \dot{x_n}=f\left(t,{x}_n\right) \)x_{n}(0) = x_{0n} n = 1, 2, 3, 4 (*)
Theorem 1 [37]. (Existence theorem) Suppose that f(t, x_{n}) is continuous function in some region R = {(t, x_{n}) : t − 0 ≤ a, x_{n} − x_{0n} ≤ b}, (a, b > 0). Since f is continuous in a closed and bounded domain, it is necessarily bounded in R, i.e., there exists K > 0 such that f(t, x_{n}) ≤ K ∀ (t, x_{n}) ∈ R . Then, the IVP (*) has at least one solution x_{n} = x_{n}(t) defined in the interval t − 0 ≤ α where \( \upalpha =\min \left(a,\frac{b}{K}\right) \) (note that the solution exists possibly in a smaller interval).
Theorem 2 [37]. (Uniqueness theorem) Suppose that f and \( \frac{\partial f}{\partial {x}_n} \) are continuous function in R (defined in the existence theorem). Hence, both the f and \( \frac{\partial f}{\partial {x}_n} \) are bounded in R, i.e., (a) f(t, x_{n}) ≤ K and (b) \( \frac{\partial f}{\partial {x}_n}\le L\kern0.5em \forall \left(t,{x}_n\right)\in R \).
Then, the IVP (*) has at most one solution x_{n} = x_{n}(t) defined in the interval t − 0 ≤ α where \( \upalpha =\min \left(a,\frac{b}{K}\right) \). Combining with existence theorem, the IVP (*) has a unique solution x_{n} = x_{n}(t) defined in the interval t − 0 ≤ α. By using Theorems (1) and (2), both the functions f(t, x_{n}) and its partial derivative are defined and continuous at all points\( \left\{\left({x}_{\mathbf{1},}{x}_{\mathbf{2}},{x}_{\mathbf{3}},{x}_4\right):{x}_1\boldsymbol{\ne}\pm \sqrt{\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\boldsymbol{\updelta}}}\ \right\} \). The theorem guarantees that a solution to the IVP exists in some open interval and that this solution is unique.
Mathematical analysis
A firstorder approximate solution of Eqs. (4) and (5) is conducted using the method of MSP [38, 39].
where T_{n} = ε^{n}t is the fast time scales for n = 0 and slow time scales for n = 1. In terms of T_{0}, T_{1}, the time derivatives are converted to the D operator according to:
where \( {D}_n=\frac{\partial }{\partial {T}_n}. \) After substituting Eqs. (6) and (7) and (8) into Eqs. (4) and (5) and comparing the coefficients of similar powers of the parameter ε in both sides, we obtain the following:
Order (ε^{0}):
Order (ε):
The solutions of Eqs. (9) and (10) are represented in the complex form:
where A_{1} and A_{2} are complex function with T_{1} as a complex argument, which assigned by removing of secular terms and smalldivisor terms from the 1st order of approximation. Therefore, we investigate the case where Ω_{1} ≅ ω_{1}, Ω_{2} ≅ 2ω_{1} and ω_{1} ≅ 3ω_{2}. To examine quantitatively the closeness of the resonances, the detuning parameters σ_{1}, σ_{2}, and σ_{3} are represented by Ω_{1} = ω_{1} + εσ_{1}, Ω_{2} = 2ω_{1} + εσ_{2} and ω_{1} = 3ω_{2} + εσ_{3}. Substituting Eqs. (13) and (14) into Eqs. (11) and (12), we get:
We get the solvability conditions of the firstorder expansion by eliminating the secular terms means the term that has some singularity (an unbounded term arising in timedependent perturbation theory):
By multiplying both sides of Eq. (8) be 2iω_{1}, 2iω_{2}, we obtain
Substituting Eqs. (17) and (18) into Eqs. (19) and (20), we obtain
To analyze Eqs. (21) and (22), we can express A_{1} and A_{2}in polar form as
where a_{1} and a_{2} are the steady state amplitudes, and γ_{s} (s = 1, 2) are phases of the motion. Substituting Eq. (23) into Eqs. (21) and (22) and separating the real and imaginary parts, we get the following:
where
Then, it follows from Eq. (28) that
Substituting Eq. (29) into Eqs. (25) and (27), we obtain
From Eqs. (24), (26), (30), and (31), the autonomous system of equations is:
Steady state solution
In this work, the steady state motions are examined as follows:
Then, it follows from Eq. (29) that
Then, the steady state solutions of Eqs. (32)–(35) are as follows:
In addition to a trivial one, two possible cases which will be described as follows exist.

(1)
a_{1} ≠ 0, a_{2} = 0 (system without control)

(2)
a_{1} ≠ 0, a_{2} ≠ 0 (system with control).
Case (1): We consider a_{1} ≠ 0 and a_{2} = 0 (system without control); the FR equation is described as follows:
Case (2): It is considered a_{1} ≠ 0 and a_{2} ≠ 0 (system with control); the FR equations are described as follows:
and
Stability of the system
To derive the stability criteria, we assume that
where a_{10}, a_{20}, and θ_{n0} satisfy Eqs. (38)–(41) and a_{11}, a_{21}, and θ_{n1} are assumed to be small compared with a_{10}, a_{20}, and θ_{n0}. Substituting Eq. (45) into Eqs. (32)–(35), using Eqs. (38)–(41) and keeping only the linear terms in a_{11}, a_{21}, and θ_{n1}, we obtain:
The system stability is analyzed by assessing the eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix of the righthand sides of the system of Eqs. (46)–(49). The equilibrium solution is considered stable when the real parts of the Jacobian matrix eigenvalues are negative. While the relevant solution is unstable if the corresponding real part of any of the eigenvalues is positive, the fixed points stability is investigated according to the following cases:
Case (1): Uncontrolled system, let a_{21} = θ_{31} = 0 in Eqs. (46)–(49); then, the above system is written in the matrix form as follows
where
Then, the characteristic equation is \( \left\begin{array}{cc}{L}_1\lambda & {L}_2\\ {}{L}_3& {L}_4\lambda \end{array}\right=0, \)
i.e., λ^{2} + Bλ + C = 0, where B = − (L_{1} + L_{4}), C = (L_{1}L_{4} − L_{2}L_{3}), and the obtained eigenvalues are as follows:
According to the RouthHurwitz criterion, the necessary and sufficient conditions of the roots of Eq. (51) have negative real parts, such that
Then, the fixed points are stable; otherwise, they are unstable.
Case (2): Controlled system when a_{11} ≠ 0, θ_{11} ≠ 0, a_{21} ≠ 0, θ_{31} ≠ 0 in Eqs. (46)–(49); then, we can write the above system in the matrix form as shown below:
The eigenvalue of the above system is as follows:
i.e. λ^{4} + R_{1}λ^{3} + R_{2}λ^{2} + R_{3}λ + R_{4} = 0, (54)
where
R_{1}, R_{2}, R_{3} , and R_{4} are functions of L_{s} (s = 1, 2, …, 16) which are given above. Based on the RouthHurwitz criterion, the necessary and sufficient conditions of the roots of Eq. (54) have negative real parts, such that
In the following figures, the dashed lines refer to unstable solutions, while the solid lines refer to stable solutions.
Numerical results
Simulation results are illustrated in graphical forms such as the steady state amplitude of the composite beam system versus time history and detuning parameter σ_{1} or the response of the composite beam system and controller at 1 : 3 internal resonance. The different parameters of the composite beam system shown in Fig. 1 are μ_{1} = 0.001, f_{1} = 0.01, f_{2} = 0.05, α_{1} = 0.002, ω_{1} = 4, δ = 0.0001. Figure 1 declares that the steady state amplitude of the composite beam system is about 90 times that of the external excitation amplitude f_{1}.This is conducted when the controller is idle at the simultaneous primary and principal parametric resonance.
Figure 2 shows that the time history for both composite beam system and controller amplitudes at Ω_{1} ≅ ω_{1}, Ω_{2} ≅ 2ω_{1} at internal resonance ω_{1} ≅ 3ω_{2}. From Fig. 2, it is observed that the energy is transmitted from the composite beam to the controller. To measure the effectiveness of the controller, we define E_{a} as flows (E_{a}= uncontrolled system amplitude/controlled system amplitude). Then, the effectiveness of the controller E_{a} is about 35. Figures 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 indicate numerical results of the frequency response curves of the controlled system. Figure 3 illustrates that the response of the controlled system against σ_{1}. We note that the minimum response of the beam occurs when σ_{1} = 0, which approves that the controller is able to eliminate the simultaneous primary and parametric resonance vibration effectively at the existence of the 1:3 internal resonance. Figure 4 shows that the influence of f_{1} on the system amplitude response against the detuning parameter σ_{1}. From these figures, it is noticed that the increase in excitations force f_{1} leads to an increase in the region of instability system. Figure 5 shows the effects of changing the control signal γ on the FR curves of both the controller and the beam system. Also, for decreasing γ, the effective frequency bandwidth of the saturation controller induces lowering the vibration impact of the composite beam. On the other hand, the controller’s excessive risk is decreased when the control signal is raised.
Figure 6 demonstrates the effect of feedback signal β variation on the FR curves. Form this figure, we can see that decreasing the feedback signal obtained a better vibration lowering influence on the composite beam. Figure 7 indicates that the impacts of the natural frequency on the amplitude response curves against σ_{1}. Also, it is observed that for increasing the natural frequency, the effective frequency bandwidth of the controller and the better vibration damping influence of the composite beam.
Bifurcation analysis
Dynamic bifurcation analysis is performed using the XPPAUT 5 software package and AUTO07p. Furthermore, MATLAB is used for investigating the dynamic behavior where the dynamic results are obtained at specific parameter values defined from AUTO 2007 [40,41,42,43]. The bifurcation analysis is performed for most of the controlling parameters such as parametric excitations parameters (f_{2}), nonlinear control parameter (α_{2}), detuning parameter (σ_{1}), feedback signal gain (β), control signal gain (γ), and the natural frequency (ω_{1}) as shown below.
Effect of the parametric excitation parameter (f_{2})
Figure 8 a and b show the effect of the parametric excitation bifurcation parameter (f_{2}) on a_{1} and a_{2}, respectively. The parameter values are indicated in Table 1. There is only Hopf bifurcation (HB) point at f_{2} = 0.06839, where a_{1} = 0.02473 and a_{2} = 0.5691. In the region of (f_{2} ≤ 0.06839), the system is dominated by a stable steady state, where a_{1} is around 0.025 and a_{2} is around 0.57. In the region of (0.06839 ≤ f_{2} ≤ 0.09), the system is characterized by stable periodic attractor, where a_{1} oscillated in the range of [0.02, 0.28] while a_{2} oscillated in the range of [0.4, 1.32]; there is the unstable steady state in the same region (0.06839 ≤ f_{2} ≤ 0.09) and unstable periodic attractor in (0.085 ≤ f_{2} ≤ 0.09).
Effect of the nonlinear control parameter (α_{2})
Figure 9 a and b indicate the effects of the nonlinear control parameter (α_{2}) as a bifurcation parameter on a_{1} and a_{2} at γ = 30 based on the twoparameter continuation technique [44], and the rest of the parameter’s values are shown in Table 1. There are two Hopf bifurcation points: the first Hopf HB_{1} appears at the two points (α_{2}, a_{1}) = (0.478, 0.2006) and (α_{2}, a_{2}) = (0.478, 0.09285), while second Hopf HB_{2} appears at the two points (α_{2}, a_{1}) = (0.1008, 0.1447) and (α_{2}, a_{2}) = (0.1008, 0.09622). The system behavior can be characterized as follow:
Region (α_{2} ≤ 0.1008): The bifurcation diagrams obtained in Fig. 9 a, and b show that there exists a point attractor only, if a_{1} changes in the range of [0.148, 0.18] while a_{2} changes in the range of [0.096, 0.1].
Region (0.1008 ≤ α_{2} ≤ 0.478): The system is characterized by the unstable steady state through this region in the range (0.1008 ≤ α_{2} ≤ 0.18); the system is dominated by the stable periodic attractor. Figure 10 a–c indicate the dynamics of the system at α_{2} = 0.12 at the corresponding initial conditions. Figure 10 a shows the time course of a_{1}, where a_{1} fluctuates in the range of [0.113, 0.185] while time traces of a_{2} shows that a_{2} fluctuates in the range [0.0885, 0.1035] as shown in Fig. 10b. The phase plane is shown in Fig. 10c confirms the oscillatory attractor which is the only attractor at α_{2} = 0.12 as shown through the regular limit cycles of a_{1} and a_{2}.
Region (0.478 ≤ α_{2}): The system is dominated by a stable steady state. There is also an unstable periodic attractor. Figure 11 a and b show time traces of a_{1} and a_{2} at α_{2} = 0.8 at the corresponding initial conditions where a_{1} settles down at a_{1} = 0.27 while a_{2} = 0.0923. Phase plane (Fig. 11c) confirms the time traces in Fig. 11a, b where the system approached a point attractor.
Effect of the detuning parameter (σ_{1})
Figure 12 a and b show the bifurcation analysis using the detuning parameter (σ_{1}) as the bifurcation parameter at γ = 50 based on the twoparameter continuation technique [44], and the rest of the parameter’s values are indicated in Table 1. Two Hopf bifurcation points are available: HB_{1} appears at σ_{1} = 5.95 × 10^{−5}, a_{1} = 0.1722, and a_{2} = 0.08094, while HB_{2} is at σ_{1} = − 0.001926, a_{1} = 0.1875,and a_{2} = 0.08292 as shown in Fig. 12 a, b.
Region (5.95 × 10^{−5} ≤ σ_{1}): The system is dominated by the point attractor where there is only a stable steady state.
Region (−0.001926 ≤ σ_{1} ≤ 5.95 × 10^{−5}): In this region, the system is dominated by the only periodic attractor. There is also an unstable steady state. The maximum frequency for a_{1} and a_{2} appears close to HB_{1} at σ_{1} = 0, where a_{1} oscillates in the range of [0.02, 0.45] as shown in Fig. 12a, and a_{2} oscillates in the range of [0.045, 0.135] as shown in Fig. 12b. However, this frequency decreases continuously as σ_{1} decreases until reaching HB_{2} as shown in Fig. 12a, b.
Region (σ_{1} ≤ − 0.001926): In this region, the system is dominated by the point attractor where a stable steady state is available, where a_{1} changes in the range [0.172, 0.19] while a_{2} changes in the range [0.082, 0.09] as shown in Fig. 12a, b.
Effect of the feedback signal gain (β)
Figure 13 shows the effect of feedback signal β as the main bifurcation parameter where other parameter values are shown in Table 1. There is only one HB at β = 0.1776 and a_{1} = 0.1544, and a_{2} = 0.5116 as shown in Fig. 13a, b, respectively.
Region (0.1776 ≤ β): The system is controlled by only a stable steady state, where a_{1} changes in the range of [0.1 0.1544] (Fig. 13a) while a_{2} changes in the range of [0.1, 0.51].
Region (0.133 ≤ β ≤ 0.1776): In this region, the system is controlled by stable periodic attractor where a_{1} changes in the range of [0.01, 1] as shown in Fig. 13a while a_{2} oscillates in the range of [0.1, 1.4] as shown in Fig. 13b.
Region (β ≤ 0.133): The system has no stable behavior where there are unstable steady state and unstable periodic behavior as shown in Fig. 13a, b.
Effect of the control signal gain (γ)
Figure 14 shows the effect of control signal γ as the main bifurcation parameter where the rest of the parameter’s values are indicated in Table 1. There is only one HB at γ = 47.56 and a_{1} = 0.1691, and a_{2} = 0.08244 as shown in Fig. 14a, b, respectively. The behavior of the system can be described as follows:
Region (γ ≤ 47.56): The system is controlled by only a stable steady state where a_{1} exists in the range of [0.01, 0.1691] (Fig. 14a) while a_{2} changes in the range of [0.575, 0.08244] as shown in Fig. 14b.
Region (47.56 ≤ γ): In this region, the system is dominated by stable periodic attractor, where the frequency of a_{1} increases as γ increases in the right side until it reaches the maximum at γ = 47.56, where a_{1} oscillates in the range of [0.01, 0.95] as shown in Fig. 14a while a_{2} oscillates in the range of [0.025, 0.18] as shown in Fig. 14b.
Effect of the natural frequency (ω_{1})
The effect of ω_{1} as the main bifurcation parameter is indicated in Fig. 15 where the other parameter values are taken from Table 1. There is only HB point at ω_{1} = 3.283, a_{1} = 0.01664, and a_{2} = 0.5767 as shown in Fig. 15a, b. The system behavior due to changing ω_{1} can be described as follows:
Region (3.283 ≤ ω_{1}): In this region, the system is controlled by point attractor, where a_{1} changes in the range of [0.017, 0.02], and a_{2} changes in the range of [0.57, 0.6] as shown in Fig. 15a, b, respectively.
Region (2.85 ≤ ω_{1} ≤ 3.283): The system is dominated by periodic attractors where there are stable periodic attractors and unstable point attractors. Figure 15 a shows that the frequency of a_{1} increases as ω_{1} decreases in this region until it reaches the maximum at ω_{1} = 2.85 where a_{1} oscillates in the range [0.01, 0.24]. Figure 15b shows that the a_{2} has the maximum frequency range of [0.5, 1.2] at ω_{1} = 2.85.
Region (ω_{1} ≤ 2.85): In this region, the system has unstable oscillations and unstable steady state. There is neither point nor periodic attractors as shown in Fig. 15a, b.
Numerical validation
Figure 16 shows time trace of the controlled system Eqs. (1) and (2) and the approximate modulated amplitudes of Eqs. (34)–(37) which obtained from perturbation analysis of the controlled system. From the comparison, we concluded that the predictions obtained from approximated analytical solutions using the MSP method agree well with the numerical solutions found by the RK.
Figures 17 and 18 show a good agreement between the numerical solution of the original system (1) and (2) using the RK method and approximate solution using the MSP method. Also, the results obtained in Fig. 17 agreement with the results obtained in Fig. 5. The saturation phenomenon occurs for increasing feedback signal gain β as shown in Fig. 18.
Comparison with previous work
In [26], the active vibration controller 1:2 for suppressing the vibration of the nonlinear composite beam subjected to parametric excitation force only has been studied. In this paper, an active vibration controller 1:3 for suppressing the vibration of the nonlinear composite beam subjected to parametric and external excitation forces has been studied. Bifurcation analysis is conducted using various control parameters such as natural frequency (ω_{1}), detuning parameter (σ_{1}), feedback signal gain (β), control signal gain (γ), and other parameters. The dynamic behavior of the system is predicted within various ranges of bifurcation parameters. All of the stable steady state (point attractor), stable periodic attractor, unstable steady state, and unstable periodic attractors were determined efficiently using bifurcation analysis. The controller’s influence on system behavior is examined numerically.
Conclusions
The main objective of the work is to control the vibration of a nonlinear composite cantilever beam with external and parametric excitation forces. We applied the MSP technique to solve those nonlinear equations. We applied Lyapunov’s first method to investigate the stability of the controlled system. The corresponding FR equations have been extracted and presented graphically at different system parameters. The obtained curves were confirmed numerically applying the RK algorithm. Bifurcation analysis was conducted using many bifurcation parameters such as f_{2}, α_{2}, σ_{1}, β, γ, and ω_{1}. The nonlinear controller has been studied at Ω_{1} ≅ ω_{1}, Ω_{2} ≅ 2ω_{1}, ω_{1} ≅ 3ω_{2}. To validate our results, the approximated analytical solution using the MSP perturbation method is compared with the numerical solution using the RK method of order four. From a previous comprehensive study, the following points are concluded:

1.
The composite beam amplitude in the case of no controller at the simultaneous principal and primary parametric resonance Ω_{1} ≅ ω_{1}, Ω_{2} ≅ 2ω_{1} is multiplied to about 30 times of the parametric excitation amplitude f_{2}.

2.
The controller 1 : 3 is efficient for lowering the high steady state amplitude vibration of the composite beam.

3.
Increasing the feedback signal β obtained the better of the vibration damping effect of the composite beam.

4.
For increasing the linear damping μ_{1} and natural frequency ω_{1}, the efficient frequency bandwidth of the controller and the better of vibration damping the composite beam influence.

5.
For decreasing the control signal γ and excitation forces f_{1} and f_{2}, the effective frequency bandwidth of the saturation controller can be improved and increase the vibration reduction action of the composite beam.

6.
The overload controller risk decreases as the control signal γ increases.

7.
The saturation phenomenon occurs for increasing feedback signal gain β.

8.
The excitation force amplitude is increased as the steady state amplitude increased and lost its stability.

9.
The composite beam amplitude is inversely proportional to the damping coefficient μ_{1} and natural frequency ω_{1}.

10.
The validation of our results has been done, where the approximate analytical solutions are compatible with the numerical solutions.

11.
The dynamic system behavior was determined at different regions of the bifurcation parameters where all stable steady state, stable periodic, unstable steady state, and periodic attractors were evaluated.
In future work, we present some suggestions for further developments. Involving higher order nonlinearities to make the mathematical model closer to the reallife of a composite cantilever beam. Also, we intend to implement another control.
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Sayed, M., Mousa, A.A., Alzaharani, D.Y. et al. Bifurcation analysis of a composite cantilever beam via 1:3 internal resonance. J Egypt Math Soc 28, 45 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42787020001027
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Keywords
 Active control
 Stability
 Internal resonance
 Bifurcation analysis
 Point and periodic attractor
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
 34D10
 34D20
 34H20