On creep buckling of structures

  • T. H. Lin
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Mechanica book series (ACTA MECH.SUPP., volume 3)


Criteria of creep buckling of structures are discussed. The useful life of the structures is controlled by the tolerable deformation, which should be the criterion for design. Current creep strain affects creep strain rate as indicated by the mechanical equation of state. Past creep strain may change the time-independent stress-strain, relation, which determines the elastic-plastic buckling of a number of structures. The different effects of creep strain and initial strain on the deformation rate of the structure is shown.


Creep Rate Creep Strain Initial Strain Mechanical Equation Initial Deflection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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