Stability Bounds and Optimal Shape of Elastic Rods

  • Teodor M. Atanackovic
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 436)


In these Lecture notes we treat two problems of determining stability boundary for elastic rods (columns) and two optimization problems in which we determine the shape of the lightest rod, stable against buckling. In the problems of determining stability boundary we shall use generalized rod equations (corresponding to planar and spatial deformations) that take into account both shear deformation and axis extension and examine the influence of these effects on the stability boundary.


Variational Principle Bifurcation Point Optimal Shape Stability Bound Column Axis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teodor M. Atanackovic
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  1. 1.Faculty of Technical SciencesUniversity of Novi SadYugoslavia

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