Accession Number : AD0706417

Title :   RESEARCH ON ENERGY ABSORBING STRUCTURES. PART VIII.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Feb 69-1 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : ARA INC WEST COVINA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mazelsky,Bernard ; Lin,T. H. ; Lin,Sheng-Rong

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The increase of axial strain with number of cycles of torsional loading is similar to the increase of creep strain with time. The slope of isochronous curves for creep is commonly used to estimate the creep buckling of columns. Consequently, the slope of stress-strain curves at different torsional cycles, called effective modulus, may similarly estimate the buckling of columns subject to cyclic torsional loading. Tests were conducted to obtain the effective modulus of thin-walled tubular specimens of aluminum alloy 2024-T351 with axial tension and cyclic torsion. A method for calculating large deflections of elasto-plastic shells of revolution under axisymmetric loadings is presented. The problem involves two types of non-linearity; one is geometrical due to finite strain and the other is due to non-linear stress-strain relations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL)), (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, LOADS(FORCES), BUCKLING, DEFLECTION, STRESSES, CREEP, ITERATIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE