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Self Buckling Initial conditions

  1. Apr 20, 2017 #1
    Hi

    For a book i'm writing, i try to write a very very very detail proof of self-buckling.

    I did it almost by taking inspiration of:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-buckling

    But i really really don't get how we arrive to, that when, [tex]x=0[/tex] as we obviously must have:

    [tex]\dfrac{\mathrm{d}^2 x}{\mathrm{d}x^2}(x=0)=0[/tex]

    that [tex]A=0[/tex]??? This last point i don't get it. I must do a stupid error using Bessel functions properties but since 3 weeks i'm trying and i fail.... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thx
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2017 #2
    While this topic is mathematically interesting, it has little practical application. In 50+ years as an engineer dealing with mechanics problems of all sorts, I have never seen anything close to this in real life, and I don't know of anyone who has. This may well be why you are not generating lots of answers.
     
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