The effect of initial curvature on the strength of an inelastic column

Thomas W. Wilder, III, William A. Brooks, Jr., Eldon E. Mathauser
Jan 1953

The reduction in column strength due to initial curvature is determined theoretically for a pin-ended idealized inelastic H-section column. Equations relating load and lateral deflection are obtained which permit a systematic variation in the parameters representing the stress-strain properties, column proportions, and initial curvature of the column.

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