Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 77–90 | Cite as

Restabilization in structures susceptible to localized buckling: an approximate method for the extended post-buckling regime

  • M. Khurram Wadee
  • Andrew P. Bassom


Localized buckling in structures has been extensively studied in the context of simple nonlinear models which capture the essence of the phenomenon near the lowest critical load. In this study we apply a non-periodic Rayleigh–Ritz procedure to track localizations into the far post-buckling regime where the structure regains stability after the initial destabilization. The results are compared against independent numerical solutions and good agreement is found.

dynamical systems double-scale perturbation non-periodic Rayleigh–Ritz analysis homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits structural localization. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Khurram Wadee
    • 1
  • Andrew P. Bassom
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of ExeterExeter, DevonU.K.
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of ExeterExeter, DevonU.K
  3. 3.New CollegeUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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