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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2008, Article ID 471080, 25 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/471080
Research Article

The Effect of Infinitesimal Damping on the Dynamic Instability Mechanism of Conservative Systems

1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 38 334 Volos, Greece
2Laboratory of Metal Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
3Research Center Pure and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Soranou Efessiou 4, 115 27 Athens , Greece

Received 17 December 2007; Accepted 19 February 2008

Academic Editor: Jose Balthazar

Copyright © 2008 Dimitris S. Sophianopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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