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Abstract Nonlinear coupling between torsional and both in-plane and out-of-plane flexural motion is examined for inextensional beams (or beam-like structures) whose torsional and flexural eigenfrequencies are of the same order. The analysis presented here is based on a consistent set of nonlinear differential equations which contain both curvature and inertia nonlinearities, and account for torsional dynamics. Response characteristics, including stability, are determined for cantilever beams subjected to a lateral periodic excitation. The beam's response in the presence of a one-to-one internal resonance involving a torsional frequency and an in-plane bending frequency is investigated in detail.
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