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Accession Number ADA566217
Title Snap-through and Continuation.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 67p
Personal Author I. Stanciulescu L. N. Virgin
Abstract This project has resulted in a solid improvement to the state of the art in nonlinear structural dynamics. The new insight gained, and the types of structural components analyzed, are directly applicable to the structural mechanics objectives of the US Air Force. In order to fully provide a test-bed for future hypersonics vehicular analysis (in particular) it is crucial to understand the nonlinear dynamical behavior of slender structural elements in extreme environments. The technical papers that form the appendices of this final report detail the achievements that have been made on both the experimental and computational fronts of this project.
Keywords Aircraft
Nonlinear structural dynamics
Nonlinear systems
Snap-through boundaries
Structural mechanics
Structural properties

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
46E - Structural Mechanics
Corporate Author Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Mar 2009-30 Nov 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0204

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