Reducibility and analysis of linear quasi-Periodic systems via normal forms

Peter M.B. Waswa, Sangram Redkar

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This article introduces a technique to accomplish reducibility of linear quasi-periodic systems into constant-coefficient linear systems. This is consistent with congruous proofs common in literature. Our methodology is based on Lyapunov–Floquet transformation, normal forms, and enabled by an intuitive state augmentation technique that annihilates the periodicity in a system. Unlike common approaches, the presented approach does not employ perturbation or averaging techniques and does not require a periodic system to be approximated from the quasi-periodic system. By considering the undamped and damped linear quasi-periodic Hill-Mathieu equation, we validate the accuracy of our approach by comparing the time-history behavior of the reduced linear constant-coefficient system with the numerically integrated results of the initial quasi-periodic system. The two outcomes are shown to be in exact agreement. Consequently, the approach presented here is demonstrated to be accurate and reliable. Moreover, we employ Floquet theory as part of our analysis to scrutinize the stability and bifurcation properties of the undamped and damped linear quasi-periodic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091010
JournalJournal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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