Linear thick curved beam element

Ramesh Babu, C and Prathap, Gangan (1986) Linear thick curved beam element. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 23 (7). pp. 1313-1328. ISSN 0029-5981

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    In this paper, a simple linear two-noded C**0 continuous thick curved beam element based on a curvilinear deep shell theory is derived free from shear and membrane locking. Lack of consistency in the shear and membrane strain-field interpolations in their constrained physical limits (Kirchhoff and inextensional bending limits, respectively) causes very poor convergence due to locking and severe spurious oscillations in stress predictions. Error estimates for these are made and verified. Field-consistent strain interpolations remove these errors and produce the most efficient linear element possible.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematical techniques-Finite element method;Stresses; Cantilever beams;Curved beam element;Beams and girders
    Subjects: ENGINEERING > Engineering (General)
    Division/Department: Structures Division, Structures Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2008
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:38

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