Critical stress of plate columns

John C. Houbolt, Elbridge Z. Stowell
naca-tn-2163
Aug 1950


Solutions are given for the elastic buckling stress of flat rectangular plates with simple supported or fixed ends when loaded as columns. For the case of simply supported ends, an exact solution is made; for the case of fixed ends, an approximate solution made by use of a power series in conjunction with Lagrangian undetermined multipliers.

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