Previous |  Up |  Next


Elasticity; nonlinear differential equations; cubic spline
Steady-state nonlinear differential equations govering the stem curve of a wind-loaded pine are derived and solved numerically. Comparison is made between the results computed and the data from photographs of a pine stem during strong wind. The pine breaking is solved at the end.
[1] D. F. Winter: On the stem of a tall palm in a strong wind. SIAM REWIEW 35 (December 1993), no. 4, 567–579. MR 1247917
[2] E. Hájek, P. Reif, F. Valenta: Elasticity and Strengh of Materials I. (In Czech: Pružnost a pevnost I.). SNTL, Praha, 1988.
[3] I. Vicena, J. Pařez, J. Konopka: Forest protection against windfallen trees (In Czech: Ochrana lesa proti polomům). SZN, Praha, 1979.
[4] I. Vicena: Management of forest demaged by peeling (In Czech: Hospodaření v porostech poškozených loupáním). Lesnická práce, 95 (Praha 1995), no. 5, 14–15.
Partner of
EuDML logo