Orbit jump through stifness tuning using low cost stifness modulation
Through application of proper signal on a piezoelectric element, an orbit jump effect is obtained in an energy-efficient way. This therefore permits ensuring optimal operation of the device.
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Self-tuning nonlinear rotational device
Thanks to the use of centrifugal effect in rotating device, interactions between two beams can be used to modulate the stiffness and thus adapting the resonance frequency to the actual frequency corresponding to the rotation. Nonlinear interactions can besides provide a mean of robust high-level oscillations.
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