It is shown herein how simple rigid-plastic methods may be used to predict the large inelastic deformation of and to estimate the threshold velocities at which failure due to either tensile tearing or shearing occurs at the supports of beams. The approximate theoretical methods give surprisingly reasonable agreement with the recent experimental tests of Menkes and Opat on aluminum 6061 T6 beams.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • JONES, N
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 74-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0204-0032
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM