Stability of Beams

Course week(s) Week 4
Course subject(s) Beams

The theory of section 3.1 is applied to the stability of beams. The beam equilibrium and stability equations are derived starting from the potential energy expression for an Euler beam with moderate rotations. The buckling modes and loads are calculated, and it is proven that the postcritical equilibrium path starts stable.

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