Generalized analysis of experimental observations in problems of elastic stability

Lundquist, Eugene E
naca-tn-658
July 1938


A generalized method of analyzing experimental observations in problems of elastic stability is presented in which the initial readings of load and deflection may be taken at any load less the critical load. The analysis is an extension of a method published by Southwell in 1932, in which it was assumed that the initial readings are taken at zero load.

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