End Fixity of Columns
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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The report presents a review of the important contributions made to knowledge on the stability of elastic columns by experimentalists during the last 125 years. It demonstrates that while methods of dealing with the influence of imperfections on stability have been developed and great ingenuity has been expended in devising ideal end restraints to compare with those theoretically described, end fixity is still a major practical difficulty. There is not a single paper, even an isolated suggestion, of how the end fixity for a realistic column might be determined other than by a test to destruction.
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