1. Introductory Remarks
An approximate solution to the design of webplates that takes account of their postbuckling behaviour has been described in a previous paperl. It is based on the limiting stresses, which have been approximately estimated from the results of experimental and theoretical research. However, this approximate design procedure is useful only in the absence of a more accurate knowledge of the limiting stresses based on a detailed analysis of the deformation and of the stresses in the webplate in the postbuckling range.
C.Sc. Ing. M. Skaloud