- 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
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