This thesis presents research on the force and deflection behavior of beams with rectangular cross-sections undergoing lateral torsional buckling. The large 3-D deflection path of buckling beam tips was closely approximated by circular arcs in two planes. A new chain algorithm element was created from pseudo-rigid-body segments and used in a chain calculation that accurately predicted the force deflection relationship of beams with large 3-D deflections.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Chase, Robert Parley, "Large 3-D Deflection and Force Analysis of Lateral Torsional Buckled Beams" (2006). All Theses and Dissertations. 1040.
force, deflection, beam, lateral, torsional, buckling, 3-D, path, arc, circle, chain, algorithm, pseudo-rigid-body