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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 50
INNOVATION IN COMPUTER METHODS FOR CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M.B. Leeming
Paper IV.1

Static and Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Structures with Snap-Through Behaviour

M.A. Millar and M. Barghian

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M.A. Millar, M. Barghian, "Static and Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Structures with Snap-Through Behaviour", in B.H.V. Topping, M.B. Leeming, (Editors), "Innovation in Computer Methods for Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 51-58, 1997. doi:10.4203/ccp.50.4.1
Abstract
A study of the static and dynamic behaviour of flexible structures that exhibit the snap-through phenomenon is presented in this paper. A single cable example is presented Lo show that dynamic analysis can be an effective method of solving static snap-through problems. The paper presents an in depth study of the behaviour of a guyed mast structure that has received attention in a number of previous elastic investigations. The guy snap-through response has not been previously reported.

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