N/AYiagos, ANIoannidis, GKounadis, ANIn this paper the effect of the interaction of two loadings, and of the deviation from right angle on the buckling mechanism of a rectangular two-bar frame is discussed. Using a nonlinear stability analysis it is found that there is a critical value of the ratio of the two loadings, as well as of the deviation from right angle, for which the physical equilibrium path and the physically unacceptable complementary path meet each other at an asymmetric bifurcation point. At this point, the response of the frame changes from an elastic limit point instability to a stable equilibrium path associated with inelastic buckling. The analysis is supplemented by a variety of numerical results obtained by an efficient and reliable simplified nonlinear stability analysis applied for the first time to a non-rectangular frame. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10114http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01046478Springer-VerlagComputational MechanicsCritical ValueNonlinear StabilityThe effect of interaction of loadings and geometry imperfection on the buckling state of framesjournalArticle1989IMAGEΤμήμα περιοδικούJournal partΕπιστημονικό άρθροScientific articleΕθνικό Μετσόβιο ΠολυτεχνείοGreek Aggregator OpenArchives.gr | National Documentation Centre (EKT)