Critical shear stress of an infinitely long plate in the plastic region

Elbridge Z. Stowell
naca-tn-1681
Aug 1948


The plasticity reduction factor in the formula for the buckling stress of a long plate under uniform shear has been computed from the properties of the stress-strain curve for the material. Some limited tests on the shear buckling of 248-0 aluminum-alloy plates in the plastic region tend to confirm the value of the reduction factor predicted by the theory.

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