Buckling with Spring Supported BC

  • Sine Leergaard WiggersEmail author
  • Pauli Pedersen
Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)


This chapter is initiated with a discussion of the concept of stability, because it is not well defined. The name stability covers broadly, and it is not limited to the subject of the present book. There is no unique definition but different subjective, problem-oriented definitions. The American mathematician Bellman characterizes by the statement “Stability is a heavy loaded concept with an unstable definition.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Technology and InnovationUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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