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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

The Normal Modes of Vibration of Certain Nonlinear Continuous Systems

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Thein Wah

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

J. Appl. Mech 31(1), 139-140 (Mar 01, 1964) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3629535 History: Received April 18, 1963; Online September 15, 2011

Abstract

Two examples from structural theory are invoked to show that “normal modes” of vibration could have a simple interpretation in nonlinear distributed parameter systems.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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