Columns under Conservative Forces

  • Yoshihiko SugiyamaEmail author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
  • Kazuo Katayama
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 255)


Leonard Euler (1707–1783) was arguably the foremost mathematical scientist of the 18th century. Euler and Daniel Bernoulli established the basic theory of beams and columns. The structural stability of columns under a compressive (conservative) force was first studied by Euler in 1744 [1, 2]. This chapter discusses columns from the viewpoint of dynamic stability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Sugiyama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
    • 2
  • Kazuo Katayama
    • 3
  1. 1.Small Spacecraft Systems Research Center, Osaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Systems EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan
  3. 3.Daicel CorporationTatsunoJapan

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