Columns under a Follower Force with a Constant Line of Action

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


This chapter discusses the relation between Beck’s column and Reut’s column from the viewpoint of boundary value problems. It is shown that Reut’s column can be derived through variational calculus as the adjoint boundary value problem of Beck’s column.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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