Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 336–339 | Cite as

An experimental investigation of the influence of stiffener torsional rigidity on buckling of compression panels

  • José María Mínguez


The influence of torsional ridigity of the stiffeners on the buckling of reinforced aluminum-alloy panels has been investigated. Experimental results reveal that stiffener torsional rigidity must be introduced in the analysis of compressed panels, for, if the stiffener has a closed cross section, the stiffener shape may change the buckling mode shape essentially and increase the critical load considerably.


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Experimental Investigation Mode Shape Critical Load 
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