0
RESEARCH PAPERS

On the Significance of a Type of Divergence

[+] Author and Article Information
C. Oran

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

J. Appl. Mech 39(1), 263-265 (Mar 01, 1972) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422624 History: Received October 02, 1970; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

In linearized elastic systems subjected to nonconservative forces, the onset of divergence is characterized either by a vanishing frequency, or an infinitely large one. The former type of instability is equivalent to the so-called Euler buckling, and its implications are well known. Examined herein are the conditions that are responsible for the occurrence of the latter type of behavior. With reference to a selected class of problems, it is shown that an infinitely large frequency is caused by a difference between the numbers of dynamic and static degrees of freedom of the system “as idealized for analytical purposes.”

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In