Discussion of the Chaotic Behaviour of an Elastic-Plastic Structure

  • Franco Bontempi
  • Fabio Casciati
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 36)


The dynamic behaviour of an elastic-plastic structure undergoing large displacements is considered. Emphasis is put on its possible chaotic behaviour. This has important consequences for the shakedown of the structure, on the predictability of its response and on the estimation of its lifetime.


Plastic Deformation Chaotic System Bifurcation Diagram Chaotic Dynamics Chaotic Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Bontempi
    • 1
  • Fabio Casciati
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringPolitécnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Structural MechanicsUniversita’ di PaviaPaviaItaly

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