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Some Investigations in the Buckling of Thin Rods


Hayes, Wallace Dean (1943) Some Investigations in the Buckling of Thin Rods. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/2G6H-SH82.


The general case of a non-uniform, straight rod under varying axial load is investigated, and several methods of solution are indicated or described. The case of a uniform rod with constant axial load is investigated by means of its deflection curve, and the direct determination of the stability with general end restraints is made possible by the use of a graph. The correlation between the end fixities of a rod and its behavior as a beam is given.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Bateman, Harry
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1943
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11182008-135603
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ID Code:4601
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:26 Nov 2008
Last Modified:10 Nov 2023 17:28

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