Accession Number : ADA143368


Title :   Simple Examples of Non Linear Truss Behavior.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS


Personal Author(s) : Hodge,P G , Jr


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA143368


Report Date : Aug 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Nonlinear material models are defined to represent elastic/perfectly-plastic and elastic/buckling behavior. A simple three-bar truss is used to demonstrate that under a monotonically increasing prescribed displacement the truss may exhibit reverse stressing or non-uniqueness, and that when two different control displacements are applied the principal of superposition does not hold. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BUCKLING , *TRUSSES , LOADS(FORCES) , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS , TENSION , YIELD STRENGTH


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE