This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of flexural-torsional buckling, and shows how to design against this mode of failure. It also gives detailed summaries of knowledge on flexural-torsional buckling so that it can be used as a source book by practising engineers and designers, researchers and advanced students of structural engineering.
Preface. Units and conversion factors. Glossary of terms. Principal notation. Introduction. Equilibrium, buckling and total potential. Buckling analysis of simple structures. Finite element buckling analysis. Simply supported columns. Restrained columns. Simply supported beams. Restrained beams. Cantilevers. Braced and continuous beams. Beam-columns. Plane frames. Arches and rings. Inelastic buckling. Strength and design of steel members. Special topics. Appendices: in-plane bending; uniform torsion; warping torsion; energy equations for flexural-torsional buckling; differential equilibrium equations for the buckled position. References. Index.