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The flexural buckling strength of aluminium columns

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr. J. Pretorius and Prof. P. van der Merwe en_US
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Etienne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-17T07:56:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-17T07:56:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-17
dc.date.submitted 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6078
dc.description M.Ing. en_US
dc.description.abstract It should be the objective of every engineer to design as cost-effective as possible. This study is part of a much larger programme in which the most effective column design method is to be found by comparing the different column design criteria and methods of design which are in use for different materials. The materials under consideration are carbon and low-alloy steels (structural steels), stainless steels and an aluminium alloy that is regarded as suitable for structural design. It has been judged that sufficient experimental data is available to the Chromium Steels Research Group (CSRG) at the Rand Afrikaans University on carbon and low-alloy steels and stainless steels and that sufficient data on the mechanical properties of the aluminium alloy 6261-T6, which is regarded suitable for structural applications, is available to the CSRG after previous research done by the author. This short dissertation reports on a preliminary study of the different design criteria and methods for the design of columns. It also reports on the experimental study through which the results of column tests done on the abovementioned aluminium alloy are compared with different column design curves. These curves were obtained by using the previously determined mechanical properties for the aluminium alloy under consideration in the different design criteria and methods for the design of columns. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aluminum, Structural en_US
dc.subject Aluminum en_US
dc.subject Buckling (Mechanics) en_US
dc.title The flexural buckling strength of aluminium columns en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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