The buckling of a column on equally spaced deflectional and rotational springs

Budiansky, Bernard Seide, Paul Weinberger, Robert A
naca-tn-1519
March 1948


A solution is presented for the problem of the buckling of a column on equally spaced deflectional and rotational springs. Useful charts, which relate deflectional spring stiffness, rotational spring stiffness, and buckling load, are given for columns having two, three, four, and infinite number of spans.

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