Accession Number : AD0875710

Title :   A Simple, Practical Method for the Experimental Determination of the End Fixity of a Column.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Horton, W. H. ; Craig, J. I. ; Struble, D.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The question of column end fixity is critically reconsidered. An effective method for determination is established. This method relies upon the fact that there exists a readily determined point in the span of the column for which the deflection due to a given side force is maximum. The product of the coefficient which defines the flexibility at this point and the Euler load appropriate to the actual end conditions is, to all intents and purposes, constant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), STABILITY), (*AIRFRAMES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE