Wave propagation in periodic buckled beams. Part II: Experiments

Buckled periodic beams possess a geometrically nonlinear, load-deformation relation and intrinsic length scales such that stable, nonlinear waves are possible. In part I of this paper, a model has been derived that predict compressive/rarefaction, supersonic/supersonic solitary waves, varying the level of compression and the support type (guided or pinned). Although this work has been validated by simulating the structure with finite-elements, in the present paper, investigations are done experimentally, focusing on the guided supported, slightly-buckled beam. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Wave Motion, 66, 210-219
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN:
0165-2125
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