Generalized differential quadrature method for buckling analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Journal / PublicationJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Volume122
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper presents a computationally efficient and highly accurate numerical method for analyzing the elastic buckling of columns and plates. The proposed generalized differential quadrature method (GDQM) proposes a simple numerical approach to determine the weighting coefficients for derivative approximations without any restriction on the choice of grid points. It will be shown here that the GDQM is very easy to use and implement numerically. During the solution procedure, different boundary conditions can be easily incorporated. Applications of the GDQM to the buckling analysis of columns and plates have shown that accurate critical buckling loads can be achieved using considerably fewer grid points; thus, less storage and computing time are required during computation. The numerical results obtained, wherever possible, are compared with those from existing literature in order to verify their accuracy.

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Generalized differential quadrature method for buckling analysis. / Du, H.; Liew, K. M.; Lim, M. K.

In: Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 122, No. 2, 02.1996, p. 95-100.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal