Nonlinear buckling behaviours of thin-walled functionally graded open section beams

Lanc, Domagoj, Turkalj, Goran, Vo, Thuc and Brnić, Josip (2016) Nonlinear buckling behaviours of thin-walled functionally graded open section beams. Composite Structures, 152. pp. 829-839. ISSN 0263-8223

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.06.023

Abstract

In this paper, nonlinear buckling responses of functionally graded (FG) thin-walled open section beams based on Euler–Bernoulli–Vlasov theory is presented. The finite element incremental equilibrium equations are developed by updated Lagrangian formulation using the non-linear displacement cross-section field that accounts for large rotation effects. Young’s modulus of FG beams are varied continuously through the wall thickness based on the power-law distribution. Numerical results are obtained for thin-walled FG beams with symmetric and mono-symmetric I-section and channel-section for various configurations such as boundary conditions, geometry, skin-core-skin ratios and power-law index to investigate the flexural–torsional and lateral buckling loads and post-buckling responses. The accuracy and reliability of proposed model are proved by comparison with previous research and analytical solutions. The importance of above-mentioned effects on buckling results is demonstrated on benchmark examples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thin-walled FG beams; Finite element; Buckling and post-buckling
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 17:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27241

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