Accession Number : AD0675795

Title :   A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF THE ELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF BEAM COLUMNS,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO RENTON WASH AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hicks,Gardner W.

Report Date : 19 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In the work performed to date on the problem of developing a plate buckling analysis capable of coping with the problems of elastic boundary constraints, thermal gradients, geometrically irregular boundaries, etc., a generally applicable buckling analysis approach has been developed and applied to columns. In the belief that this procedure could be of some practical usefulness in its application to column problems, the method and its application to several simple problems are presented herein. In addition, the results offer some interesting insights into column behavior which do not appear to be generally appreciated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), *BUCKLING), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PROBLEM SOLVING, LOADS(FORCES), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE