Accession Number : ADP004939

Title :   Post-Buckling Analysis of an Elastica with One and Many Critical Loads,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Tadjbakhsh,I. G.

Report Date : FEB 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Static stability of an elastic system composed of a flexible and a rigid link leads to a nonlinear eigenvalue problem with a single buckling load or infinite buckling loads when the flexible link is in tension or compression, respectively. Integration of equations of equilibrium leads to nonlinear singular integral equations which can be analyzed and solved numerically. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, *INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, *BUCKLING, *ELASTIC PROPERTIES, RODS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE