Charts relating the compressive and shear buckling stresses of longitudinally supported plates to the effective deflectional stiffness

Aldie E. Johnson
Feb 1958

A stability analysis is made of long flat rectangular plates subjected to both shear and compressive loads. The edges of the plates are taken to be simply supported and the plates are supported along one or two intermediate longitudinal lines by lines of deflectional springs (elastic line supports). The results of the analysis are presented in the form of charts that are useful in the determination of the buckling load of plates stiffened by stringers or webs.

An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the entire report: