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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 3, Number 5, September 1995, pages 445-462
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.1995.3.5.445
 


YIELD MECHANISMS OF STEPPED CANTILEVERS SUBJECTED TO A DYNAMICALLY APPLIED CONSTANT TIP FORCE
WANG B

 
Abstract
    Previous studies of a stepped cantilever with two straight segments under a suddenly applied constant force (a step load) applied at its tip have shown that the validity of deformation mechanisms is governed by certain geometrical restrictions. Single and double-hinge mechanisms have been proposed and it is shown in this paper that for a stepped cantilever with a stronger tip segment, i.e. M(0.1) > M(0.2), where M(0.1) and M(0.2) are the dynamic fully plastic bending moments of the tip and root segments, respectively, the family of possible yield mechanisms is expanded by introducing new double and triple-hinge mechanisms. With the aid of these mechanisms, it is shown that all initial deformations can be derived for a stepped cantilever regardless of its geometry and the magnitude of the dynamic force applied.
 
Key Words
    DYNAMIC PLASTICITY, IMPACT, PLASTIC HINGES, STEPPED CANTILEVER, PIPE WHIP
 
Address
WANG B, NANYANG TECHNOL UNIV,SCH MECH & PROD ENGN,SINGAPORE 2263,SINGAPORE
 

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