RESEARCH PAPERS: Reliability, Stress Analysis and Failure Prevention

Plane Stress Analysis of End-Loaded Orthotropic Curved Beams of Constant Thickness With Applications to Full Rings

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N. Tutuncu

Cukurova University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 01330 Adana, Turkey

J. Mech. Des 120(2), 368-374 (Jun 01, 1998) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826983 History: Received May 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007


Plane elasticity solutions using stress functions for stresses and displacements in orthotropic curved beams subjected to end moment and force loadings are presented. Applications to curved beams with straight portions and full rings are considered. The results are compared with the isotropic case. Two parameters, which essentially measure the degree of anisotropy, each pertaining to a different loading state are defined and their effects on the stress and displacement distributions are discussed. It has been shown that increasing these parameters reduced the stresses in the members.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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