# Accession Number:

## AD0258422

# Title:

## THE BENDING OF COLUMNS UNDER AXIAL LOADS OF RANDOM ECCENTRICITY

# Descriptive Note:

# Corporate Author:

## RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y

# Personal Author(s):

# Report Date:

## 1961-05-22

# Pagination or Media Count:

## 1.0

# Abstract:

An initially straight, homogeneous, isotropic, elastic column is subjected to axial loads whose location with respect to the center line of the column is given by a random eccentricity at each end. Methods are advanced which, on the basis of assumptions concerning the statistical distribution of the eccentricities, provide answers to the following questions 1 What is the probability that the maximum transverse column displacement occurs in a given interval of the column. 2 For a given load or for a given absolute midspan displacement, what is the probability that the absolute midspan displacement or load lies between preassigned bounds. Author