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


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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