Post-buckling analysis of Timoshenko beams with various boundary conditions under non-uniform thermal loading


KOCATÜRK T. , Akbas S. D.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS, cilt.40, ss.347-371, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12989/sem.2011.40.3.347
  • Dergi Adı: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.347-371

Özet

This paper focuses on post-buckling analysis of Timoshenko beams with various boundary conditions subjected to a non-uniform thermal loading by using the total Lagrangian Timoshenko beam element approximation. Six types of support conditions for the beams are considered. The considered highly non-linear problem is solved by using incremental displacement-based finite element method in conjunction with Newton-Raphson iteration method. As far as the authors know, there is no study on the post-buckling analysis of Timoshenko beams under uniform and non-uniform thermal loading considering full geometric non-linearity investigated by using finite element method. The convergence studies are made and the obtained results are compared with the published results. In the study, the relationships between deflections, end rotational angles, end constraint forces, thermal buckling configuration, stress distributions through the thickness of the beams and temperature rising are illustrated in detail in post-buckling case.