Stability of Thin-Shelled Structures


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Title: Stability of Thin-Shelled Structures

Author(s): George C. Ernst

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 49

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 277-291

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 12/1/1952

A brief history of the development of various theories for determining the failing load for structural members subjected to compression provides the background for the presentation of test results confirming the validity of certain concepts. The tow most widely accepted and used methods are presented, namely the empirical and tangent-modulus methods, with specific adaptation to thin-shelled reinforced concrete construction. Past tests are reviewed briefly and a series of new tests are presented to illustrate the thin-shelled stablity characteristics, as well as to confirm the use of either of the two methods.