Triangular Element for Multilayer Sandwich Plates
The development of a triangular multilayer sandwich plate element with n stiff layer and n-l weak cores is presented. The element is applied to several standard bending and vibration problems...

Column Instability under Weight and Follower Loads
In this article, the interaction between two types of forces, causing instability of a vertically cantilevered column, is studied. These forces are the conservative force of the column's...

Nonconservative Stability by Finite Element
Nonconservative stability of continuous systems has received considerable theoretical attention in recent years. This class of stability problems is examined herein by application of the...

Lateral Stability of Nonuniform Cantilevers
The lateral stability of nonuniform cantilever beams is examined for loads applied through the centroid and either concentrated at the free end or uniformly distributed over the full length....

Post Lateral Buckling Behavior of Beams
The large deflections which occur when a uniform rectangular cantilever beam has an end load greater than the lateral buckling load are found by solving a set of three simultaneous, first-order,...

Torsional Vibrations of Conical Frustum
This paper examines the effect of conicity, cone thickness, and cone completeness on the free axisymmetric torsional vibrations of a thick, hollowed, conical frustum cantilevered at the...

Analysis of Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges
A method for the computation of the dynamic response of highway bridges under the action of moving vehicles is presented. The bridge is idealized as a single, linearly elastic beam with...

Wind Induced Vibration in Light Poles
Modal analysis is applied to obtain a solution to the differential equations of motion of a vibrating cantilevered light pole when subjected to wind forces. Use is made of a high-speed...

Complete Adjustment Method for Analyzing Arch Dams
The method assumes the arch dam to be divided into two systems of elements, arches and cantilevers, which are formed by voussoirs. In the voussoirs at the crossing of arches and cantilevers...

Large Bolted and Riveted Shingle Splices
The results of two full-size simulated bridge joints of a chord member and splice on the Baton Rouge Interstate Bridge, a three-span cantilever truss bridge over the Mississippi River...

Behavior of Howe, Pratt and Warren Trusses
Deflections of regular trusses formed from repeated modules (panels) are analyzed using finite-difference calculus. The expressions used are in general algebraic form allowing for arbitrary...

Behavior of Unsymmetrical-Continuous Folded Plates
Values of longitudinal stresses obtained from six different tests on continuous and cantilevered folded plate structures with rigid supports under the action of symmetrical and unsymmetrical...

Contribution to the Analysis of Restraint in Soil
The restraint of power-line pylons, highway posts, and similar cantilever structures fixed in prismatic block foundations presents an interesting problem of combined action of horizontal...

Stresses in Beams Having Holes of Arbitrary Shape
The stress field is calculated in beams containing an opening of essentially arbitrary shape and subjected to pure or cantilever bending. The distribution of the circumferential normal...

Cantilever and simply supported beams are modeled as multidegree-of-freedom systems. Impulse, step, and exponentially decaying loads are considered. By defining response index, the displacement...

Buckling of Elastic-Plastic Tubular Columns
The stability of elastic-plastic tubular cantilever columns is analyzed by means of a numerical integration technique. The solutions are approximated by semiempirical equations which are...

Stability of Strain-Hardening Tubular Columns
The stability of elastic-linear strain-hardening tubular cantilever columns is analyzed by numerical integration of the nonlinear differential equation with the aid of parametric equations...

Static and Dynamic Analysis of Pile Foundations
Analysis of pile foundations is accomplished by calculation of the stiffness influence coefficients. Piling loads and deflections can be determined, as well as the principal frequencies....

Stability of a Bar Under Eccentric Follower Force
A uniform cantilevered bar subjected at the free end to an eccentric, compressive follower force is considered. It is shown that, for cross sections having two axes of symmetry and vanishing...

Free Vibrations of Cantilevered Conical Shells
The free vibration characteristics of cantilevered conical shells are determined analytically and compared with available experimental data. Numerical results obtained for the cantilevered...