STRUTS WITH LATERAL LOADS

The Item provides values of bending moments and the value and location of maximum bending moment for struts subjected to various loadings. In all cases the struts are of uniform section and are assumed to be perfectly straight prior to the application of any loads. The figures relate to struts in which shear deformations are negligible and in which the limit of proportionality of the material has nowhere been exceeded. The appendix describes a method of constructing the governing differential equations for struts subjected to lateral load so that they may be solved conveniently by numerical techniques to yield the deflection and hence the bending moments. The equations can be constructed so as to deal with any configuration of lateral load applied to struts with or without initial bow and/or offset end loads in which the cross sectional dimensions and material properties vary along the length.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published as ISSN-0141-4097, and ISSN -0141-4089. For information on availability of series, sub-series, and other individual data items, write NTIS, Attn: ESDU, Springfield, VA. 22161.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering Sciences Data Unit Limited

    251-259 Regent Street
    London W1R 7AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN-085679-234-9 Data Item
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM