Time Integration Techniques to Investigate the Long-Term Behaviour of Dissipative Structural Systems

  • Ugo Galvanetto
  • P. Burkhard Bomemann
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 122)


The dynamics of a beam subjected to quasi-periodic excitation is simulated with a finite element model and an energy-conserving based time integration scheme. The numerical methods are capable of reproducing the dynamics of the system if a fixed time step size is applied, whereas the application of adaptive time step seems more problematic.

Key words

Numerical integration structural dynamics time-step adaptivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Galvanetto
    • 1
  • P. Burkhard Bomemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AeronauticsImperial College LondonLondonUk

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