Crushing analysis of braced metal rings using the equivalent structure technique

T. Y. Reddy*, S. R. Reid, J. F. Carney, J. R. Veillette

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This paper presents a development of the equivalent structure technique to account for some of the effects of strain-hardening in structures undergoing plastic bending. The lateral compression of symmetrically deforming braced rings is analysed and the results compared with corresponding experimental data. The effects of strain-hardening on the analytical results both in the small deformation post-collapse régime and at large deformations prior to the onset of unstable deformations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-668
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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