The Poisson Effect in a Column with Axial Strain

by John V. Huddleston, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Engrg. and Applied Scis.; State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 3, Pg. 529-535

Document Type: Journal Paper


The writer's previous work on buckling and post-buckling of a column with axial strain is generalized by allowing the cross sections along the member to change size and shape during the deformation due to the Poisson effect. Only a rectangular cross section is considered, but any prescribed taper is permissible. Graphs are presented for a simple, prismatic column which show how the axial and transverse displacements vary with load for some combinations of compressibility parameter and Poisson's ratio.

Subject Headings: Axial forces | Columns | Cross sections | Post buckling | Deformation (mechanics) | Displacement (mechanics) | Axial loads | Load combinations

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