IN-PHASE AND ANTI-PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION OF OSCILLATORS WITH HUYGENS’ COUPLING
In this experimental study, the synchronized motion observed in pairs of nonlinear oscillators coupled through a suspended rigid bar, is analyzed. In particular, the dynamics of two mass-spring-damper oscillators and the dynamics of two van der Pol oscillators are considered. It is shown that in both cases, the oscillators may exhibit in-phase and anti-phase synchronization. The experiments are executed in an experimental setup, consisting of two mass-spring-damperoscillators coupled through a suspended rigid bar. A relation between the obtained results and Huygens’ experiment of pendulum clocks is emphasized.
CYBERNETICS AND PHYSICS, VOL. 1, NO. 1, 2012, 58-66.