Determination of Buckling Loads of Tilted Buckled Column with Varying Flexural Rigidity Using Variational Iteration Method

Atay M. T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NONLINEAR SCIENCES AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION, vol.11, no.2, pp.97-103, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this paper, Variational Iteration Method (VIM) is applied for finding buckling loads of a tilted buckled column with varying flexural rigidity, which is an important engineering problem in structural analysis and design considerations. In the cases where determination of exact solutions of tilt-buckling problems may not be possible, usage of this new technique will give researchers a powerful tool for determining them. This study shows the efficiency of the method and accuracy of the resulting analytic approximate solution for the problem.