Struts Carrying Nonuniform Axial Loads

by Sabih Zaki Al-Sarraf,
Arthur Bolton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 3, Pg. 247-262

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method of approximation is given for finding the elastic critical load of struts with axial loads that vary linearly along their lengths, using existing tables and an additional table of stability functions. The method applies to isolated struts, struts continuous through several supports, or complete frameworks containing struts with nonuniform axial loads. Good agreement was found between this approximation and calculations performed on an electronic computer.

Subject Headings: Axial loads | Approximation methods | Critical loads | Struts | Elastic analysis | Linear functions | Frames | Agreements and treaties

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