Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.2000.24.12.3003
Title & Authors
Optimal Interpolation Functions of 2-None Hybrid-Mixed Curved Beam Element Kim, Jin-Gon;
In this paper, we propose a new efficient hybrid-mixed C(sup)0 curved beam element with the optimal interpolation functions determined from numerical tests, which gives very accurate locking-free two-node curved beam element. In the element level, the stress parameters are eliminated from the stationary condition and the nodeless degrees of freedom are also removed by static condensation so that a standard six-by-six stiffness matrix is finally obtained. The numeri cal benchmark problems show that the element with cubic displacement functions and quadratic stress functions is the most efficient.