Structural Stability in Engineering Practice elucidates the various problems associated with attaining stability, and provides the results for practical use by the design engineer. By presenting a simple and visual description of the physical phenomena, the authors show how to determine the critical loads of various structures, such as frames, arches, building structures, trusses and sandwiches. Special emphasis is given to the post-critical behaviour - essential for assessing the safety of structures - and furthermore to the summation theories that make the solution of complicated stability problems relatively simple.We have to mention here also the various formulas yielding the critical loads of simple frames, although these give mostly the buckling length. ... buckling shape can be approximated by the deformation line caused by a unit horizontal force applied at the uppermost beam. ... From this relation we obtain: (5a31b) We also refer to the diagrams published in [PETERS, 1963]. The relations and nomograms contained in the French RAugles CM  and in the American AISC Commentaryanbsp;...
|Title||:||Structural Stability in Engineering Practice|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2003-09-01|