Accession Number:

ADA022478

Title:

Energy Approaches to Structural Vulnerability with Application of the New Bell Stress - Strain Laws

Descriptive Note:

Contract rept.

Corporate Author:

J G ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATES BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the various ways in which energy absorbed by a structure can be used in vulnerability studies. Three approaches are explained and mathematical relationships given for each. An extensive presentation is given of a simplified variational approach with applications shown for beams and plates. Finally the new Bell Stress-Strain Laws are applied to compute energy and plastic deformation in beams and plates.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE