Southwell Plot for Beam-Columns

by Robert H. Leicester, (A.M.ASCE), Sr. Res. Sci.; Div. of Forest Products, Comomnwealth Scientific and Industrial Res. Organization, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 6, Pg. 945-965

Document Type: Journal Paper


A theoretical justification is presented for the application of the Southwell plot to general monosymmetrical beam-columns. It is shown that, for the particular case of a beam loaded through its shear center, a modified form of the Southwell plot should be used. The validity of this modified form is checked by experiment and by examination of a closed form solution.

Subject Headings: Beam columns | Case studies | Beams | Load factors | Closed form solutions

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