Investigation of Compressive-Creep Properties of Aluminum Columns at Elevated Temperatures. Part I
Technical rept. 1 Feb 1950-30 Sep 1952
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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An experimental investigation of the behavior of 24S-T4 stabilized aluminum columns at three elevated temperatures has been conducted. Tests were performed on long- and short-hinged-end columns of five slenderness ratios. By using an adjustable end eccentricity, it was possible to fix the eccentricity for a column of a given slenderness ratio and thereby obtain comparable results for different loads. Deflection measurements were taken at the mid-point throughout the duration of each test, and curves of deflection versus time with load as the parameter were obtained for each slenderness ratio. Test results indicate that, for a column of a given slenderness ratio and eccentricity, there is a limiting load below which collapse due to creep will not occur. It is concluded that this lower limit should be considered the limiting or allowable load. It is suggested that an approximate method of the type introduced in the report should be employed to determine this load.
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