Structural Analysis of Circular Curved Beams

by Samuel Engel,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 1, Pg. 221-234

Document Type: Journal Paper


Closed-form solutions are presented for a variety of transverse symmetric and asymmetric loadings on a circular curved beam fixed at the ends to prevent twist and slope. Besides the application for the analysis of beams along the rim of circular balconies, cantilevered circular buildings, and circular machinery pedestals, it could be used for an approximate solution of column-supported circular rings, stands, and staircase stringers. The concise solutions of the symmetric loading are listed in a table.

Subject Headings: Curved beams | Structural analysis | Load factors | Transverse loads | Closed form solutions | Asymmetry | Slopes | Cantilevers

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