- Volume 20 Issue 1
In this paper, a new thin-walled beam finite elcment is developed to overmome the difficulties in the analysis of real structures by existing beam elements. The element is formulated by extending Benscoter's assumption and also by adopting the concept of the curvature-based element. It is applicable to the analysis of the beams with arbitrary cross-sectional shapes. The results obtained show that the element is locking-free and the accuracy of the finite element solutions is remarkably improved.
Warping;Shear-Locking;Curvature;Curvature-Based Element;Shear Center