CAN SHELL AND SHELL-LIKE STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CODES BUCKLE BELOW DESIGN LOADS? IN: STRUCTURAL STABILITY RESEARCH COUNCIL. 1990 ANNUAL TECHNICAL SESSION, STABILITY OF BRIDGES, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, APRIL 10-11, 1990
In this study, the author concludes that designer and constructor must realize that many codes do not eliminate the probability of failure under design loads. To reduce the failure probability, designers and constructors must look beyond the code. It is worthy to note that the discussion only applies to shell and shell-like structures. All stiffened and other similar structures do not act as shell-like structures. The criteria for a shell-like structure has been developed by the author and has previously been published by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC).
Lehigh UniversityFritz Engineering Laboratory
Bethlehem, PA United States 18015
- Buchert, K P
- Publication Date: 1990
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Buckling; Coding systems; Construction; Design standards; Failure; Loads; Shells (Structural forms); Structural mechanics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Structural failures; Structural stability
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00612594
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM