Buckling and stability
Long and slender components such as rods, beams, supports etc. may end up in indifferent or unstable equilibrium states and buckle if they are exposed to a force along the rod axis under compressive stress. The mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler defined four typical buckling cases to calculate the buckling force in rods.
Investigation of simple stability problems
Determination of the buckling load under different conditions.
Buckling of bars
Determination of the buckling load: influence of material, support, and shear force.
Buckling behaviour of bars
Verification of the Euler theory of buckling: influence of material, cross-section, length, and support.
Demonstration of Euler buckling
Bars with strain gauge full bridges to measure bar stress.