Accession Number:

AD0258422

Title:

THE BENDING OF COLUMNS UNDER AXIAL LOADS OF RANDOM ECCENTRICITY

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RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y

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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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE