Complex response of a bistable laminated plate: Multiscale entropy analysis

M. Borowiec, A. Rysak, D. N. Betts, C. R. Bowen, H. A. Kim, G. Litak

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The use of bistable laminates is a potential approach to realize more broadband piezoelectric based energy harvesting systems. Based on the experimental time series of a bistable laminate plate we have examined its dynamic response. The system was subjected to harmonic excitations showing the existence of single well and snap-through vibrations of periodic and chaotic character. To identify the dynamics of the system response we examine the frequency spectrum, phase portraits and multi-scaled entropy. It is observed that the composite multiscale entropy analysis can be used to identify complexity within the dynamic response successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Issue number211
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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