Buckling and Postbuckling of a Long-Hanging Elastic Column Due to a Bottom Load

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C. Y. Wang

Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. 48824

J. Appl. Mech 50(2), 311-314 (Jun 01, 1983) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167037 History: Received June 01, 1982; Revised October 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


A long heavy elastic column is supported at the top end. The bottom end is subjected to a compressive force. The critical buckling loads, related to zeroes of Airy functions, are quite different from the Euler buckling loads. Postbuckling shapes are integrated numerically.

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