Tailored Buckling Constrained by Adjacent Members


Journal Article

© 2018 Institution of Structural Engineers This paper exploits the accuracy and versatility of additive manufacturing to display interesting buckling behavior in slender elastic columns. A set of parallel columns were printed to relatively high precision, and then subjected to axial loading. The load-deflection behavior is influenced by the post-buckled mutual contact between adjacent columns. Given the capability of incorporating prescribed (but small) initial geometric imperfections using additive manufacturing it is feasible to seed post-bucking behavior, effectively tailoring stiffness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, L

Published Date

  • November 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 /

Start / End Page

  • 20 - 26

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2352-0124

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.istruc.2018.08.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus