In the last two years, many chaotic or hyperchaotic systems with megastability have been reported in the literature. The reported systems with megastability are mostly developed from their dynamic equations without any reference to the physical systems. In this paper, the dynamics of a single-link manipulator is considered to observe the existence of interesting dynamical behaviors. When the considered dynamical system is excited with (a) periodically forced input or (b) quasi-periodically forced input, it indicates the existence of megastability. This paper reports megastability in a physical dynamical system with infinitely many equilibria. The considered system has other dynamical behaviors like chaotic, quasi-periodic and periodic. These behaviors are analyzed using Lyapunov spectrum, bifurcation diagram and phase plots. The simulation results reveal that the objectives of the paper are achieved successfully.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Applied Mathematics