The stability of imperfect columns has been studied by many researchers. Often the ends of a column are not necessarily fixed or pin-ended for practical structures. Therefore, rotationally restrained columns having an initial imperfection in an asymmetric mode have been studied in this paper. An elastic formula using the large deflection theory was given, and the shooting method was used to obtain the equilibrium paths and critical loads. Then the relationship between the end rotation and rotational restraints has been studied and discussed followed by a detailed discussion on the influence of imperfection on the column behaviour.
- Structural stability
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy