Stability of systems of rigid bodies by bounding theorems

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Abstract

The stability of systems of systems of rigid bodies subjected to conservative and dissipative forces is investigated by considering the minimization of a work function subject to the kinematic constraints on the system. Upper and lower bounds on the loads causing instability of the system are established using extensions of the theorems of plasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages904-907
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics

Other

OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA
Period5/24/925/27/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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    Boothby, T. E. (1992). Stability of systems of rigid bodies by bounding theorems. In Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics (pp. 904-907). (Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics). Publ by ASCE.