1/2 Subharmonic Resonance and Chaotic Motions in a Model of Elastic Cable

  • F. Benedettini
  • G. Rega
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The finite motions of a suspended elastic cable subjected to a planar harmonic excitation is studied through one ordinary equation with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. The onset of chaotic motions in the neighbourhood of the 1/2 subharmonic resonance condition is analysed via numerical simulations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Benedettini
    • 1
  • G. Rega
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Strutture, delle Acque e del TerrenoUniversità dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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