Phenomenological Modelling of Instability

  • Victor Gioncu
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 470)


The lecture presents the background of structure instability: main research directions, phenomena, instability types, classifications, etc. The author gives the main aspects of instability in the light of theories developed for evolving systems: Synergetics, Dissipative Systems, and Catastrophe Theory. A phenomenological methodology for instability design, based on stable and unstable components of critical load, is also presented.


Critical Load Phenomenological Modelling Local Buckling Catastrophe Theory Geometrical Imperfection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Gioncu
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  1. 1.Department of Architecture “Politehnica”University of TimişoaraRomania

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