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

Thomas W. Wilder, III, William A. Brooks, Jr., Eldon E. Mathauser
naca-tn-2872
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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