Buckling and postbuckling behavior of unstiffened slender curved plates under uniform shear
Journal article, 2011

Buckling and postbuckling behavior of curved plates under in-plane shear are investigated. After revisiting classic elastic buckling results, the elastoplastic postbuckling behavior and the effects of curvature parameter and aspect ratio are simulated via geometrical and material nonlinear analyses. Imperfection sensitivity is studied for various imperfection shapes and magnitudes. An increase in curvature parameter raises the elastic buckling load, produces unstable buckling and reduces postbuckling reserves. The buckling load and shear capacity are higher in shorter plates. Small initial imperfections are found to have severe effects on the initial buckling load of plates with large curvature parameter, but little effect on ultimate postbuckling capacity.

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Mozdeh Amani

Amirkabir University of Technology

Bo Edlund

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mohamad M. Alinia

Amirkabir University of Technology

Thin-Walled Structures

0263-8231 (ISSN)

Vol. 49 8 1017-1031

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)



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