Stresses in Curved Beams of Noncircular Center Line

[+] Author and Article Information
M. M. Abbassi

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

J. Appl. Mech 27(3), 445-454 (Sep 01, 1960) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3644022 History: Received December 01, 1958; Online September 16, 2011


The paper deals with the general case of a curved beam whose center line is a plane curve not necessarily circular. The body-stress equations and the compatibility equations for stresses in their general form are found for the chosen system of co-ordinates and put in their simplest form. Solutions for the equations with the aim of finding the stresses when the beam is subjected to a torque and to a bending out of its plane of initial curvature are obtained for both elliptic and circular cross sections of the beam. The case of a concentrated load at one end perpendicular to the plane of initial curvature is also considered.

Copyright © 1960 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In