Pascalis, R. De and Destrade, M. and Goriely, A. (2010) *Nonlinear Correction to the Euler Buckling Formula for Compressible Cylinders.* Nonlinear Correction to the Euler Buckling Formula for Compressible Cylinders . (Submitted)

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## Abstract

Euler’s celebrated buckling formula gives the critical load N for the buckling of a slender cylindrical column with radius B and length L as

N/(π 3B2)=(E/4)(B/L)2,

where E is Young’s modulus. Its derivation relies on the assumptions that linear elasticity applies to this problem, and that the slenderness (B/L) is an infinitesimal quantity. Here we ask the following question: What is the first nonlinear correction in the right hand-side of this equation when terms up to (B/L)4 are kept? To answer this question, we specialize the exact solution of non-linear elasticity for the homogeneous compression of a thick cylinder with lubricated ends to the theory of third-order elasticity. In particular, we highlight the way second- and third-order constants —including Poisson’s ratio— all appear in the coefficient of (B/L)4.

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | D - G > General |

Research Groups: | Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics |

ID Code: | 964 |

Deposited By: | Ruby Hawkins |

Deposited On: | 02 Sep 2010 10:39 |

Last Modified: | 08 Oct 2012 12:44 |

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