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Free-vibration and buckling of prismatic and thin-walled composite beam-columns with stochastic properties

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Free-vibration and buckling of prismatic and thin-walled composite beam-columns with stochastic properties

Kowda, Vijay K (2002) Free-vibration and buckling of prismatic and thin-walled composite beam-columns with stochastic properties. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The present thesis considers the beam-columns that have a stochastic distribution of material and geometric properties, boundary conditions and loadings, and made of polymer-matrix fiber-reinforced composite material. Both the prismatic and thin-walled beam-columns are analyzed for their free-vibration response and buckling. In the case of thin-walled beam-columns, the local buckling occurs before the global buckling and therefore, the local buckling is considered in the stability analysis. Both the undamped free-vibration and static stability analyses are conducted based on a probabilistic approach. A detailed parametric study is conducted to determine the influences of various boundary conditions, the aspect ratios of flange and web sections of thin-walled beam-columns, the material, structural and geometric properties, their variabilities, laminate configurations, and the proximity of the applied axial loads to the critical loads, on the natural frequencies and buckling loads.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Kowda, Vijay K
Pagination:xx, 193 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.Sc.)
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date:2002
Thesis Supervisor(s):Ganesan, Rajamohan
ID Code:1936
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:23
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:23
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