ELASTIC EQUILIBRIUM IN THE THEORY OF STRUCTURES

THE STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS AND FORMULAS USED IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN WERE DEVISED TO MEET THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN ORDINARY BRIDGE AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. THEY WERE WELL ADAPTED TO THIS PURPOSE AND HAVE BEEN FOUND CONVENIENT AND PRACTICAL. WHEN, HOWEVER, AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO TREAT CERTAIN SPECIAL PROBLEMS, THE LIMITATIONS OF THESE STANDARDS FORMULAS BECOME APPARENT. FOR INSTANCE, IN THE REINFORCEMENT OF EXISTING STRUCTURES, AN INVESTIGATION OF THEIR STRESS DEPENDS ON A RATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THEIR LOADS, STRESSES AND STRAIN, AND THE DESIGN OF THEIR REINFORCEMENT MUST BE BASED ON SUCH ANALYSIS RATHER THAN ON ANY EMPIRICAL FORMULA. THE AUTHOR PRESENTS SOME INTERESTING AND USEFUL TABLES AND GRAPHS. THE PRIME OBJECT OF THIS PAPER SEEM TO BE THE PRESENTATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL METHOD FOR THE RATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM OF THE STABILITY OF A NARROW BEAM SUBJECTED TO FLEXURE. THIS PAPER APPLIES CHIEFLY TO STRUCTURES HAVING LIGHT MEMBERS. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 94, PapER NO 1745, PP 845-860
  • Authors:
    • Richmond, H S
  • Publication Date: 1930

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  • Accession Number: 00208540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1994 12:00AM