Elastic Structures with Nonlinear Load-Deflection Curves

by B.M. Ma,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 6, Pg. 1-39

Document Type: Journal Paper


Action of simple structure in practical use, for which linear stress-strain relation results in nonlinear load deflection curve involving region where load decreases with increase in deflection; behavior of this type of structure is similar to that of segment of spherical shell under uniform external pressure or strip of cylindrical shell under axial compression.

Subject Headings: Elastic analysis | Displacement (mechanics) | Axial loads | Structural deflection | Linear functions | Stress strain relations | Curvature | Spherical shells

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