Stability of elastically supported columns

Niles, Alfred S (Stanford University, California) Viscovich, Steven J (Stanford University, California)
naca-tn-871
March 23, 1942


A criterion is developed for the stiffness required of elastic lateral supports at the ends of a compression member to provide stability. A method based on this criterion is then developed for checking the stability of a continuous beam-column. A related method is also developed for checking the stability of a member of a pin-jointed truss against rotation in the plane of the truss.

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