Nonlinear dynamics of uniformly loaded Elastica: Experimental and numerical evidence of motion around curled stable equilibrium configurations
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- Università La Sapienza
- University of Sassari
- Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
- Université de La Rochelle
- Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
In this paper, we prove that this kind of equilibrium configurations can be actually observed experimentally when using ‘soft’ beams. We mean with soft beams: Elasticae whose ratio between the applied load intensity and the bending stiffness is large enough. Moreover, we prove experimentally that such equilibrium configurations are actually stable, by observing their oscillations around the considered nonstandard equilibrium configuration.
To describe theoretically such oscillations we consider, instead of a ‘soft’ Elastica model, directly a Hencky-type discrete model, i.e. a ‘masses-springs’ finite dimensional Lagrangian model. In this way we formulate, avoiding the use of an intermediate continuum model, a model for which numerical simulations can be performed without the introduction of any further discretization. In this way, we can also predict quantitatively the motions of soft beams, in the regime of large displacements and deformations. Postponing to future investigations more careful quantitative measurements, we report here that it was possible to get a rather promising qualitative agreement between observed motions and predictive numerical simulations.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||ZAMM: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK UND MECHANIK|
|Early online date||26 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2019|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- discrete modelling, Hencky bar-chain, nonlinear beam