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Static-38

Title

Curved solid beam loaded in its plane

Description

A curved beam of a square cross-section is subjected to the action of a vertical load applied
in its plane.
Determine the displacement of the free end of the beam in the load direction.

C
B
D
A

P = 6 kN
m
m m
m 30
50 t=
=
Ri
X
Ro
=8
0m
m

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Verification Example

C
B
D
A
P/4 P/4 = 1.5 kN
P/4 P/4

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Structural geometry and analysis model

MODEL

Analysis Type
3-D static analysis

Unit System
mm, kN

Dimension
Inner radius 50 mm Outer radius 80 mm Thickness 30 mm

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Element
Solid element

Material
Modulus of elasticity E = 200 GPa
Poissons ratio = 0.29

Sectional Property
Square cross-section: h = 30 mm, t = 30 mm

Boundary Condition
Node A, B, C, D: Constrain all DOFs.

Analysis Case
A concentrated load, P = 6kN is applied to the nodes at the free end in the Y direction.

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Verification Example

Results

Displacement (Y) of the beam

Comparison of Results

Unit: mm
Result Theoretical MIDAS/Gen
Displacement (Y) 1.1278 1.1224

Reference

Boresi, A. P., and Sidebottom, O. M. Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 4th edition, John
Wiley & Sons, New York, NY. (1985)