Accession Number : AD0774707

Title :   Plastic Failure of Ductile Beams,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Norman

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report demonstrates how simple rigid-plastic methods may be used to predict the large inelastic deformations of fully clamped beams loaded impulsively, and to estimate the threshold velocities at which failure due to either tensile tearing or shearing occurs at the supports of beams. The approximate theoretical methods give surprisingly reasonable agreement with the recent experimental tests of Menkes and Opat on aluminum 6061 T6 beams. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Beams(Structural), *Impulse loading, Dynamic response, Loads(Forces), Failure(Mechanics), Deformation, Ductile brittle transition

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE