Columns with Damping

  • Yoshihiko SugiyamaEmail author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
  • Kazuo Katayama
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 255)


Ziegler discovered in 1952 that the introduction of damping in an elastic system under a follower force may have a destabilizing effect [1]. This caused a great deal of interest among structural dynamists, interest that has continued to date [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]. This chapter discusses the effect of internal damping on the flutter limit of a cantilevered column under a follower force. In place of Beck’s column, we consider Pflüger’s column, which has a tip mass [7, 8]. This chapter deals with a Pflüger’s column with internal (Kelvin-Voigt type) and external damping.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Sugiyama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
    • 2
  • Kazuo Katayama
    • 3
  1. 1.Small Spacecraft Systems Research Center, Osaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Systems EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan
  3. 3.Daicel CorporationTatsunoJapan

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