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Bifurcations in Three-Dimensional Motions of Articulated Tubes, Part 2: Nonlinear Analysis

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A. K. Bajaj

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907

P. R. Sethna

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455

J. Appl. Mech 49(3), 612-618 (Sep 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3162536 History: Received August 01, 1981; Revised March 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

The equations of motion of the two-segment articulated tube system, discussed in Part 1, are analyzed for bifurcating periodic solutions near critical flow velocities. In addition to the flow parameter, the system depends on four other parameters. Depending on the values of these parameters the system exhibits a wide variety of behavior. This behavior is studied in detail in several specific cases.

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