The elastic instability of a director rod

R. J. Knops, N. S. Wilkes

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Instability of a linear dipolar rod, or Timoshenko beam, is treated without uncoupling the pair of governing partial differential equations, It is shown by modified logarithmic arguments, that at and above the critical load both components of displacement grow in norm for large time. Useful information on post-buckling behaviour of the rod is thereby provided. © 1978.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-533
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1978


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