Stability of Structures




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Criteria for design of structures: stability, strength, and stiffness; Classical concept of stability; Stability of discrete systems: linear and nonlinear behavior; Stability of continuous systems: stability of columns: axial flexural buckling, lateral bracing of columns, combined axial flexural torsion buckling; Stability of frames: member buckling versus global buckling, slenderness ratio of frame members; Stability of beams: lateral torsion buckling; Stability of plates: axial flexural buckling, shear flexural buckling, buckling under combined loads; Introduction to inelastic buckling and dynamic stability. 



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