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Lam, P 1975 , 'The design of structures for strength.', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The philosophy of design of structures by picturing statically
admissible states is outlined and applied to various members and structures.
The strength of bolted joints under eccentric loading is investigated.
The concept of thrust line is applied to multi story bay frames and space
frames, and a graphical method of minimum weight design by guessing points
of inflexion is presented. Various solutions for the load-carrying
capacity of orthotropic slabs are proposed. The strength and safety of
the Gladesville Arch Bridge is investigated; the load factors for the
bridge are established for three different loading conditions. An experimental
method for directly obtaining a shape for an arch dam under a given
loading condition is proposed. Load-carrying capacity of arch dams are
also estimated by picturing various statically admissible states. The
relation between deflexion, buckling, and strength is discussed. The
concept of Non-Euler Buckling is introduced. Various practical design
considerations are summarized, including the detailed design of joints.
In the appendices, tests on arches, slabs, and a shell are reported,
together with related calculations. The numerical method of Dynamic
Relaxation is applied to the problem of estimating deflexion in elasticplastic
frames, the elastic stability problem of over-braced frames, and
the non-linear analysis of structures made of,materials having no. tensile

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Lam, P
Keywords: Structural engineering, Structural analysis (Engineering)
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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Tasmania, 1975. Bibliography: l. 227-235

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