Accession Number : AD0747075

Title :   Analysis of Initially Bent Two-Span Columns.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ploeger,Robert Bowers

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A study of single-span initially bent columns is made and extended to include two-span columns. The axial force in these columns results from heating (or an equivalent) and from bowing. A snap-through phenomenon is considered in the analysis of the single-span and observations are made concerning snap-through in the two-span column. A digital computer program is developed to carry out the analysis and a description of the program enables its use by anyone familiar with the FORTRAN language. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), LOADS(FORCES)), STRAIN(MECHANICS), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, BUCKLING, DEFLECTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE