The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 50 (1972) > Issues > Issue 8 > Synopsis Buckling of Steel Latticed Struct by Professor P. C. Varghese and C. Ganapathy Chettiar
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Synopsis Buckling of Steel Latticed Struct by Professor P. C. Varghese and C. Ganapathy Chettiar

The buckling load of a latticed structure is determined by considering the equilibrium of the joints in the deformed state, taking into account the effect of axial loads and deformation. The displacements U, V, W and the rotations öx, öy, öz are considered as unknowns at each joint. A stiffness matrix is developed based on ‘second order theory’. The loads causing buckling are those for which the determinant of the coefficients of the equilibrium equations at the joints vanish. As this results in a nonlinear eigen value problem, it is solved by iteration. A general computer program is developed to find the load causing instability of latticed structure of any geometry and for any support conditions.