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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter March 10, 2016

Periodic Bouncing Solutions for Nonlinear Impact Oscillators

Alessandro Fonda and Andrea Sfecci


We prove the existence of a periodic solution to a nonlinear impact oscillator, whose restoring force has an asymptotically linear behavior. To this aim, after regularizing the problem, we use phase-plane analysis, and apply the Poincaré-Bohl fixed point Theorem to the associated Poincaré map, so to find a periodic solution of the regularized problem. Passing to the limit, we eventually find the “bouncing solution” we are looking for.

Published Online: 2016-03-10
Published in Print: 2013-02-01

© 2016 by Advanced Nonlinear Studies, Inc.

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