Key words Beams, composite, torsion, nonuniform warping, homogenisation
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Summary The proposed work deals with the behaviour of orthotropic composite beams subjected to torsion, taking into consideration the effects due to nonuniform warping. We start from a one-dimensional approach based on the integral parameter method and consider any complex cross-sectional shape. The basic relations obtained lead to numerical computation based on the finite element method. As a special case of the general results obtained, an example of a sandwich beam is worked out in detail.
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