Dynamic Stability

  • James F. Doyle
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


We considered stability in Chapter 6 in a statics context; clearly, however, it is in truth a dynamic phenomenon since we are talking of structural behavior changing. The purpose of this chapter is to analyze some of the relevant concepts from a fully dynamic perspective.


Equilibrium Point Lyapunov Function Axial Load Free Vibration Cantilever Beam 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Doyle
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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