- Tang, D.M. and Dowell, E.H., On the threshold force for chaotic motions for a forced buckled beam,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
pp. 7 - 7 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
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 and experimental data.