BUCKLING OF UNSTIFFENED CURVED PLATES

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE BUCKLING BEHAVIOR OF THE UNSTIFFENED COMPRESSION FLANGES OF HORIZONTALLY CURVED BOX GIRDERS IS PRESENTED. THE CURVED PLATE ELEMENT IS ASSUMED TO BE SIMPLY SUPPORTED AND SUBJECTED TO A COMBINATION OF IN-PLANE NORMAL AND SHEARING STRESSES. THE EIGENVALUE PROBLEM IS FORMULATED USING THE ENERGY EXPRESSION FOR THE BUCKLED PLATE AND SOLUTIONS ARE OBTAINED BY MEANS OF THE RAYLEIGH-RITZ METHOD. IN INELASTIC RANGE, THE ORTHOTROPIC NATURE OF THE PLATE BEHAVIOR IS UTILIZED. DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FLANGE DIMENSIONS (WIDTH-TO-THICKNESS RATIO) REQUIRED TO PREVENT LOCAL BUCKLING ARE ALSO ESTABLISHED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Wean Hall 4323
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213-3890

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    1215 Transportation and Safety Building
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Culver, C
    • Nasir, G
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 68-32
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM