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Displacement and Stress Function-based Linear and Quadratic Triangular Elements for Saint-Venant Torsional Problems

Purnomo, Joko and Tjong, Wong Foek (2018) Displacement and Stress Function-based Linear and Quadratic Triangular Elements for Saint-Venant Torsional Problems. Civil Engineering Dimension, 20 (2). pp. 70-77. ISSN 1410-9530

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    Abstract

    Torsional problems commonly arise in frame structural members subjected to unsym-metrical loading. Saint-Venant proposed a semi inverse method to develop the exact theory of torsional bars of general cross sections. However, the solution to the problem using an analytical method for a complicated cross section is cumbersome. This paper presents the adoption of the Saint-Venant theory to develop a simple finite element program based on the displacement and stress function approaches using the standard linear and quadratic triangular elements. The displacement based approach is capable of evaluating torsional rigidity and shear stress distribution of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous; isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic materials; in singly and multiply-connected sections. On the other hand, applications of the stress function approach are limited to the case of singly-connected isotropic sections only, due to the complexity on the boundary conditions. The results show that both approaches converge to exact solutions with high degree of accuracy.

    Item Type: Article
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Saint-Venant torsion; multiply-connected section; torsional rigidity; homogeneous section; nonhomogeneous section.
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Civil Engineering Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 08:10
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 22:16
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17986

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