Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2019, Page: 51-55
A New Analytical Approach for Solving Van der Pol Oscillator
Md. Abul Kashem Mondal, Department of Mathematics, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Helal Uddin Molla, Department of Mathematics, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Shamsul Alam, Department of Mathematics, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Jul. 20, 2019;       Accepted: Sep. 16, 2019;       Published: Oct. 9, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjams.20190704.11      View  501      Downloads  119
The Van der Pol oscillator is a nonlinear damping and non-conservative oscillator. Energy is generated at low amplitude and dissipated at high amplitude. This nonlinear oscillator was first introduced by Dutch electrical engineer and physicist B. Van der Pol and it was originally used to investigate vacuum tubes. Nowadays, it is used in both physical and biological sciences. It is also used in sociology and even in economics. It has a limit cycle and in earlier it was determined by the classical perturbation methods when the nonlinear term is small. Then the harmonic balance method was used to determine the limit cycle for stronger nonlinear case. Moreover, many researchers have been analyzed this oscillator by various numerical approaches. In this article, a new analytical approach based on harmonic balance method is presented to determine the limit cycle as well as approximate solutions of this nonlinear oscillator. The frequency as well as the limit cycle obtained by new approach has been compared with those obtained by other existing methods. The present method gives better result than other existing results and also close to the corresponding numerical result (considered to the exact result). Moreover, the present method is simpler than the existing harmonic balance method.
Van der Pol Oscillator, Limit Cycle, Harmonic Balance Method, Frequency
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Md. Abul Kashem Mondal, Md. Helal Uddin Molla, Md. Shamsul Alam, A New Analytical Approach for Solving Van der Pol Oscillator, Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 51-55. doi: 10.11648/j.sjams.20190704.11
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