The University of Queensland
Department of Mathematics

Analysis Seminar

Chaotic Solutions of Linear Beam Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Value Conditions

Prof. Michal Feckan
Department of Mathematical Analysis
Comenius University Bratislava - Slovakia

2pm on Wednesday 18th August 2004
Room 641, Priestley (Mathematics) Building


 We show the existence of chaotic solutions for certain weakly damped linear beam equations with slowly periodic perturbations resting on weakly nonlinear elastic bearings. This is achieved by embedding the Smale horseshoe into the dynamics of the perturbed beam equations. In this way, we prove the existence of infinitely many periodic as well as aperiodic, bounded solutions.

All interested are invited to attend.

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