On the Threshold Force for Chaotic Motions for a Forced Buckled Beam

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D. M. Tang, E. H. Dowell

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706

J. Appl. Mech 55(1), 190-196 (Mar 01, 1988) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3173628 History: Received June 10, 1986; Revised May 26, 1987; Online July 21, 2009


The effects of higher modes on the chaotic oscillations of a buckled beam under forced external excitation are studied. Of principal interest are the threshold force required for chaotic motions and the influence of damping on the system response. A comparison is also presented of results from numerical simulations with experimental data.

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