Mode Interaction with Stiffened Panels

  • A. van der Neut
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Previous work on mode interaction refers to a column model consisting of two equal flanges. This model is extremely sensitive to imperfection. Actual panel structures are unsymmetrical: the plate side has more cross section than the topside of the stiffeners; and the plate side is more affected by local buckling than the topside. This effect is exaggeratedly represented in a model where the stiffeners do not participate in local buckling. It appears that the sensitivity to imperfections of this model is very little and restricted to geometric parameters R in the near vicinity of R = 1. These two models represent extreme cases. The position of actual tophat stiffened panels between these extremes is being explored. It appears that mode interaction is less severe than with the two flange model though still significant.


Mode Interaction Initial Curvature Local Buckling Neutral Plane Plate Side 
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compressive force


half of column length


compressive force of a plate strip


geometric parameter; K E/K 1


deflection of the axis of the structure


width of plate strip


radius of gyration of the cross section


half wave length in local buckling


deflection of plate strip


amplitude of plate imperfection: plate thickness


amplitude of column imperfection : j


compressive strain at edge of strip


stiffness reduction factor


half wave length: width of strip



refers to Euler buckling load


refers to overall buckling load


refers to local buckling load


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. van der Neut
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  1. 1.Technische HogeschoolDelftNetherlands

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