Direct Stiffness Formulation for Horizontally Curved Beams

by William A. Thornton,
Bhanu G. Master,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 284-289


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The theory for the analysis of horizontally curved beams is well developed and has been implemented in various exact and approximate formulations to analyze horizontally curved beams.This note presents a direct stiffness approach to hoizontally curved beams which yields exact solutions for this type of structure.

Subject Headings: Curved beams | Stiffening | Structural analysis

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