Burov A., Guerman A., Nikonov V. I.
Asymptotic Invariant Surfaces for Non-Autonomous Pendulum-Type Systems
2020, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 121-130
Invariant surfaces play a crucial role in the dynamics of mechanical systems separating regions filled with chaotic behavior. Cases where such surfaces can be found are rare enough. Perhaps the most famous of these is the so-called Hess case in the mechanics of a heavy rigid body with a fixed point. We consider here the motion of a non-autonomous mechanical pendulum-like system with one degree of freedom. The conditions of existence for invariant surfaces of such a system corresponding to non-split separatrices are investigated. In the case where an invariant surface exists, combination of regular and chaotic behavior is studied analytically via the Poincaré – Mel'nikov separatrix splitting method, and numerically using the Poincaré maps.