Pure Bending of Curved Beams of Thin-Walled Rectangular Box Section

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R. D. Cook

Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706

J. Appl. Mech 58(1), 154-156 (Mar 01, 1991) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897142 History: Received May 09, 1989; Revised February 13, 1990; Online March 31, 2008


A closed-form solution of the subject problem is presented. The analytical method resembles that used by Bleich (1933) to study curved beams of I or T section. It is found that the circumferential stress may be smaller than a perpendicular stress that arises from flexing of parts of the box. Accuracy of the solution is verified by comparison with finite element analyses.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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