Shear Stresses in Circularly Curved Bars

by Chirasak Thasanatorn, Research Scientist; Hydronautics, Inc., Laurel, Md. 20810,
Walter B. Pilkey, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Applied Mechanics; Univ. of Virginia Charlottsville, Va 22901,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 10, Pg. 1907-1919

Document Type: Journal Paper


Mathematical formulations and solution techniques are presented for the stress analysis of circulary curved bars subjected to transverse forces in the plane of curvature. The formulation follows the semi-inverse method of Saint Venant, using a stress function. Numerical results are obtained with a finite element method, which accepts curved bars with complicated cross-sectional geometries.

Subject Headings: Shear stress | Curvature | Finite element method | Stress analysis | Bars (structure) | Cross sections | Geometrics

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