Night School 14: Fundamentals of Stability Part 1

Course Introduction and Behavior of Compression Members

This lecture will begin with a brief overview of the 8-lecture course. The behavior of compression members will then be covered. The assumptions in the solution to the Euler column problem will be used as a basis for systematically moving from the theoretical solution presented in 1759 to the modern day methods of design and analysis of compression members. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of material yielding accentuated by the presence of residual stresses, initial imperfections, and end conditions. The flexural buckling strength of members without slender elements will be covered and ultimately presented in the form of column curves.

This presentation is part of the eight session Night School course on Fundamentals of Stability.

  • Location: Night School
  • Date: June 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
  • PDH Credits: 1.5

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