On the dispute concerning the validity of the Wagner hypothesis

Y. J. Kang, S. C. Lee, C. H. Yoo

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The Wagner hypothesis has been universally accepted and applied to describe the flexural-torsional buckling of compressed members and the lateral buckling of flexural members. Recently the validity of the hypothesis has been questioned by Ojalvo, and considerable efforts have been made to confirm the validity of the Wagner hypothesis. In this paper, the validity of the existing theory based on the Wagner hypothesis is demonstrated through re-derivation of the existing equations and finite element analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-861
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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