- Tang, D.M. and Dowell, E.H., On the threshold force for chaotic motions for a forced buckled beam,
Trans. ASME, J. Appl. Mech. (USA), vol. 55 no. 1
pp. 190 - 6 .
(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 with experimental data