Dynamic Analysis of Structural Problems with Strong Physical Non-Linearities Described by Superpotentials

  • P. D. Panagiotopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The purpose of the present research is the derivation of variational inequalities, describing the dynamic behaviour of structures presenting strong physical nonlinearities and discontinuities as jumps, locking effects, etc. To treat the arising nonlinearities the notion of “superpotential” is used. The respective identification problem is also studied and some propositions are given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Panagiotopoulos
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  1. 1.School of TechnologyAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece

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