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The Global Stability of a Rigid Solid Supported by Elastic Columns

Thacker, William I. and Wang, C. Y. and Watson, Layne T. (1994) The Global Stability of a Rigid Solid Supported by Elastic Columns. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-94-32, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Abstract

A new stability index, the global critical load, is advocated. This index is useful for flexible structures prone to large disturbances such as earthquakes. A symmetric rigid body supported by flexible legs is studied in detail. The nonlinear equilibrium equations are solved and the results show that global stability depends heavily on the height of the mass center and the distance between the legs.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:414
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001
Alternative Locations: URL:ftp://ei.cs.vt.edu/pub/TechnicalReports/1994/TR-94-32.ps.gz, URL:http://historical.ncstrl.org/tr/ps/vatech_cs/TR-94-32.ps