Divergence-type stability of a non-uniform column

Sen Yung Lee, Yee Hsiung Kuo

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A simple and efficient method is presented to calculate the buckling loads of a divergence-type nonconservative system, that of the breadth taper column under distributed follower forces. The characteristic equation of the system is derived and concisely expressed in terms of the four normalized fundamental solutions of the governing differential equation. These four fundamental solutions can be obtained approximately through a newly developed algorithm which has been demonstrated to be efficient, convenient and accurate. The influences of the boundary conditions, distributed follower forces and breadth taper ratio on critical buckling load are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-173
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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