Title page for ETD etd-03172009-040334


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Fitzgerald, Jay M.
URN etd-03172009-040334
Title Determination of interaction curves for the stability of a three degree of freedom, shallow arch model under multiple dynamic loads.
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Plaut, Raymond H. Committee Chair
Holzer, Siegfried M. Committee Member
Somers, Arnold E. Jr. Committee Member
Keywords
  • load bearing arches
Date of Defense 1978-08-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

This chapter contains the conclusions of this study, which are drawn from the results presented. Also contained are the suggestions for further study, which are prompted by the results and conclusions of this study.

6.1 Conclusions The conclusions drawn from the results of this study are enumerated and listed below.

1. For step loads with no damping, a comparison between the parabolic arch and the eccentric arch shows that the shapes of the P2 vs. P3 and P2 vs. P, = P3 interaction curves are similar, while the shapes of the P2 vs. Pl and Pl vs. P3 interaction curves differ slightly. Also, a comparison between the values of the buckling loads (Tables 5.3 and 5.4) shows that they differ only slightly.

For impulse loads with no damping, a comparison between the parabolic arch and the eccentric arch shows that the shapes of the P2 vs. P3 and P2 vs. Pl = P3 interaction curves are similar, while the shapes of the P2 vs. Pl and P, vs. P3 interaction curves differ slightly. Also, a comparison between the values of the buckling loads (Tables 5.5 and 5.6) shows that they differ only slightly.

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