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

Abstract: 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 | Stress analysis | Bars (structure) | Finite element method | Cross sections

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