Abstract

This paper studies bifurcations in systems with impact and friction, modeled with a rigid multibody approach. Knowledge from the field of Nonlinear Dynamics is therefore combined with theory from the field of Nonsmooth Mechanics. The nonlinear dynamics is studied of a commercial wooden toy. The toy shows complex dynamical behaviour but can be studied with a one-dimensional map, which allows for a thorough analysis of the bifurcations.

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