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Column Loading and Elastic Stability Case 2e Formulae and Calculator

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Column Loading and Elastic Stability Formulae and Calculator Case 2e.

Stepped straight bar under tensile end load P1 and intermediate load P2 both ends fixed.

Stepped straight bar under tensile end load P1 and intermediate load P2; upper end guided, lower end fixed.

Preview: Column Loading and Elastic Stability Calculator Case 2e

NOTATION:

P1 = Load (force) (lbs, N);
P2 = Load load (force) (lbs, N);
p' = critical unit load (force per unit length), (lbs, N);
T' = critical torque (force-length A.R.) (in-lbs, N-mm);
M' critical bending moment (force-length);
E = modulus of elasticity (force per unit area) (psi, Pa);
I = moment of inertia of cross section about central axis perpendicular to plane of buckling ( in4, mm4 )
l = Length of bar (in, mm),
K2 = Derived from ratios as follows (see table):
1.) ( E2 I2 ) / ( E1 I1 )
2.) a / l
3.) P1 / P2

Formulae:

P'2 = ( K2 π2 E1I1 ) / l2

References:

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Eight Edition

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