Accession Number:

ADA000539

Title:

Application of Khas'minskii's Limit Theorem to the Buckling Problem of a Column with Random Initial Deflections,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

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Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

An approximate asymptotic expression is obtained for the buckling load of an imperfect column resting on a nonlinear elastic foundation. The result holds for a large range of imperfection shapes, which are assumed to be stationary random functions of position. The asymptotic analysis is based on application of Khasminskiis limit theorem to equations for the slowly varying part of the deflection of the column. Previous results obtained for Gaussian imperfection shapes are shown to be valid also for the larger class of random imperfections considered here. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE