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Member imperfections

David Brown of the SCI offers some observations on the ways member imperfections can be allowed for in member design – by using buckling curves, which allow for a range of second-order effects, including the effect of initial imperfections, or directly within the global analysis.

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this technical paper, this article is available as a pdf download only.

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