Papers Published

  1. Thompson, J.M.T. and Virgin, L.N., Spatial chaos and localization phenomena in nonlinear elasticity, Phys. Lett. A (Netherlands), vol. 126 no. 8-9 (1988), pp. 491 - 6 [0375-9601(88)90045-X] .
    (last updated on 2007/03/23)

    Classical static-dynamic analogies are invoked to demonstrate spatial chaos and localization of deformations in the elastica of a post-buckled strut. Some conjectures are then made relating homoclinic events in the dynamic analogy of a strut on a nonlinear elastic foundation to the spatial localization of the buckling pattern