Print Email Facebook Twitter Experimental analysis of the steady-state behaviour of beam systems with discontinuous support Title Experimental analysis of the steady-state behaviour of beam systems with discontinuous support Author van de Vorst, E.L.B. van Campen, D.H. de Kraker, A. Fey, R.H.B. Metaalinstituut TNO Publication year 1996 Abstract This paper deals with the experimental analysis of the long-term behaviour of periodically excited linear beams supported by a one-sided spring or an elastic stop. Numerical analysis of the beams showed subharmonic, quasi-periodic and chaotic behaviour. Furthermore, in the beam system with the one-sided spring three different routes leading to chaos were found. Because of the relative simplicity of the beam systems and the variety of calculated nonlinear phenomena, experimental setups are made of the beam systems to verify the numerical results. The experimental results correspond very well with the numerical results as far as the subharmonic behaviour is concerned. Measured chaotic behaviour is proved to be chaotic by calculating Lyapunov exponents of experimental data. © 1996 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Subject Beam systemsBifurcation and chaosElastic stopExperimental analysisImpactOne-sided springPeriodic solutions To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5ae04cfe-dff9-49d5-88c6-27e712ddbe9b TNO identifier 233577 ISSN 0025-6455 Source Meccanica, 31 (3), 293-308 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.