Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 846390, 17 pages
Research Article

Vibro-Impact System Based on Forced Oscillations of Heavy Mass Particle along a Rough Parabolic Line

Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Priština, Knez Miloš Street, No. 7, 38220 Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

Received 22 January 2012; Accepted 30 March 2012

Academic Editor: Mohammad Younis

Copyright © 2012 Srdjan Jović et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper analyses motion trajectory of vibro-impact system based on the oscillator moving along the rough parabolic line in the vertical plane, under the action of external single-frequency force. Nonideality of the bond originates of sliding Coulomb’s type friction force with coefficient 𝜇 = 𝑡 𝑔 𝛼 0 . The oscillator consists of one heavy mass particle whose forced motion is limited by two angular elongation fixed limiters. The differential equation of motion of the analyzed vibro-impact system, which belongs to the group of common second order nonhomogenous nonlinear differential equations, cannot be solved explicitly (in closed form). For its approximate solving, the software package WOLFRAM Mathematica 7 is used. The results are tested by using the software package MATLAB R2008a. The combination of analytical-numerical results for the defined parameters of analyzed vibro-impact system is a base for the motion analysis visualization, which was the primary objective of this analytic research. Upon the phase portrait of the heavy mass particle obtained, the energy of the considered vibro-impact system is analyzed. During the graphical visualization of the energetic changes, one of the steps is the process of the phase trajectory equations determination. For this determination, we have used interpolation process that utilizes Lagrange interpolation polynomial.