Effect of flexible joints on the stability and large deflections of a triangular frame
2007) Effect of flexible joints on the stability and large deflections of a triangular frame . Technical Report TR-07-07, Computer Science, Mathematics, Virginia Tech. (
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An isosceles triangular frame with rotationally resistive joints under a tip load is studied. The large in-plane deformation elastica equations are formulated. Stability analysis shows the frame can buckle symmetrically or asymmetrically. Post-buckling behavior showing limit load and hysteresis are obtained by shooting and homotopy numerical algorithms. The behavior of a frame with rigid joints is studied in detail. The effects of joint spring constant and base length are found.
|Item Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Problem Solving Environments|
|Deposited By:||Administrator, Eprints|
|Deposited On:||31 January 2007|