Numerical Simulation of Transient Finite Deformations of Thin Beams

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J. J. A. Rodal

Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis. 53511

D. J. Steigmann

Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912

E. A. Witmer

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 02139

J. Appl. Mech 50(4a), 765-769 (Dec 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167143 History: Received September 01, 1982; Revised May 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009


The formulation of the problem of finite elastic-viscoplastic deformation of thin beams is described. The finite element analysis of a representative problem is presented and various solution methods are surveyed.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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