Steady state calculation of oscillators using continuation methods

H. G. Brachtendorf, S. Lampe, R. Laur, R. Melville, R. Feldmann

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Shooting, finite difference or Harmonic Balance techniques in conjunction with Newton's method are widely employed for the numerical calculation of limit cycles of oscillators. The resulting set of nonlinear equations are normally solved by damped Newton's method. In some cases however divergence occurs when the initial estimate of the solution is not close enough to the exact one. A two-dimensional homotopy method is presented in this paper which overcomes this problem. The resulting linear set of equations employing Newton's method is under-determined and is solved in a least squares sense for which a rigorous mathematical basis can be derived.

Original languageEnglish
Article number998497
Pages (from-to)1139
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2002 - Paris, France
Duration: 4 Mar 20028 Mar 2002


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