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The Use of Small and Large Displacement Data from Essentially Elastic Buckling Tests on Columns and Plates as a Means of Correlating Theory and Experiment
STANFORD UNIV CA
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The paper shows there are two rules for interpretation of experimental results on a wide range of simple structures. The first of these applies when the deformations are small the second rule when the deflections are large and the loads are in excess of the instability load.
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