Accession Number : AD0768609

Title :   Variational Methods for Analysis of Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Kerr,A. D.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The report contains a summary of research conducted in the application of variational methods in elastic stability. Particular attention is given to the nonexistence of adjacent equilibrium positions at bifurcation points. Resolution of this concept was achieved and appropriately reported in the technical literature. In addition, a plate theory considering variable Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio through the thickness was presented by the author. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTIC PROPERTIES, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, BUCKLING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, PERTURBATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE