Condition Assessment Experience with Silos and Bunkers
This paper presents a methodology for condition assessment of coal silos and bunkers for retrofitting projects. Some typical problems such as corrosion, erosion, vibrations and buckling...

Buckling Optimization of Laminate Stacking Sequence with Strain Constraints
An integer programming formulation for the design of symmetric and balanced composite laminates subject to buckling and strain constraints is presented. The design variables that define...

Column Buckling Mode Classification Using a Back Propagation Neural Network
A back propagation neural network (Rumelhart, Hinton and Williams, 1986) is used to analyze and classify the buckling mode shapes of structural columns. The input patterns consist of vectors...

Propagating Buckles in Deep-Water Pipelines
A procedure is presented for the analysis of propagating buckles in deep-water pipelines. Results pertaining to quasistatic and dynamic buckles are summarized and compared with available...

Minimum Required Lateral Stiffness of Structures
In this paper an approximate method is presented to calculate the minimum lateral stiffness required to insure global structural stability. The technique is based on setting the critical...

Buckling Loads of Columns Made of Viscoelastic Materials
This is about the developing of relationships for predicting the change of buckling loads of columns made of viscoelastic materials under different loads. When a columnlike structural...

Elastic Stability of Non-Rectangular Plates
Non-rectangular plates may have infinite number of geometric configurations. Idealized pattern of practical shapes is chosen to be a sample for these plates. The present paper is concerned...

Poisson Instability of Laminated Composite Plates
The paper considers the uniaxial buckling of rectangular, anisotropic composite laminates with in-plane restrained unloaded edges where Poisson's effect is predominant to...

Buckling of Lamianted Plates Using h-p Finite Strips
The paper presents a computationally efficient alternative to the finite element method for the initial buckling analysis of long, shear-deformable composite laminates. In addition the...

A Comparison of Modeling Techniques for the Buckling of Stiffened Shells
Different techniques are used to compute the collapse loads of a family of stiffened shells. Large differences are observed between the various predictions. Detailed numerical studies...

Elastic Stability of a Laminated Column
Buckling load of an unsymmetric, laminated column is obtained through the use of imperfection method. The condition requiring to have non-vanishing bending moment at the ends of a pinned-pinned...

Buckling of Frames with Load-Dependent Supports
The supports of frames may increase their rotational resistance as they are compressed. It is assumed here that this stiffening is a linear function of the load. Sway and nonsway buckling...

Structural Responses in Mechatronics
The design analysis of a circular cylinder, ring-stiffened intermittently, subject to conducting flow, is presented herein (Fan, 1986 & 1990). This composite cylinder is made of...

Postbuckling Analysis of Composite Stiffeners under Uniaxial Compression
This paper presents an analytical and experimental study conducted for postbuckling of I-section stiffeners. A stability analysis was carried out to determine postbuckling response of...

Reliability of Steel Columns Subjected to Buckling—Comparison of International Standard Codes of Design
Standard codes of design represent the phenomenon of buckling by means of a curve taking into account random structural imperfections. The author suggests a probabilistic method to evaluate...

Application of Probabilistic Reliability Analysis Methods to Ariane 5 Unequipped Booster Case
The paper demonstrates the capabilities of probabilistic structure analysis methods as a tool to support the design and manufacture of the Ariane 5 Unequipped Booster Case within a RAMS...

Flexible Pipe Design Revisited
An overwhelming soil factor in the Iowa formula and random deformations at installation affords soil a prominent role in flexible pipe; this, together with a maximal deflection rule make...

Buckling Design of Vierendeel Reticular Shells
Double layer reticular shell structures carry very little transverse shear, thus, it may be appropriate to substitute the inter-layer diagonal members with 'space'...

Local Buckling Behavior of Plate Elements
In the elastic post-local buckling range, the stress distribution across the width of compression elements of light gauge steel shapes is nonlinear. For code implementations, these stress...

Space Frame Experimental Behavior
Previous tests on double layer grid space frames have shown that, in some cases, significant initial forces exist. In addition, for externally determinate symmetrical tests, there was...

 

 

 

 

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