Paper Title:

High Order FE Analysis for Shear-Lag Effects of Wide Flange Box Girder

Periodical Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volumes 88 - 89)
Main Theme Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation
Chapter Chapter 1: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Edited by Xingui He, Ertian Hua, Yun Lin and Xiaozhu Liu
Pages 50-55
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Song Bai Cai et al., 2011, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 88-89, 50
Online since August 2011
Authors Song Bai Cai, Chang Wan Kim, Pu Sheng Shen
Keywords Higher Order Element, Parametric Study, Preliminary Design, Shear Lag Effect, Wide Flange Box Girder
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Although lots of methods have been developed for the analysis of shear-lag effects of wide flange box girder, so far not many have very successfully achieved both computational efficiency and generality of computational model yet. This paper presents formulation and computation of a high order, high performance element of 14 node, 56 DOF for large box girder. The structural analysis program has been completed in Fortran on the formulation of element stiffness matrix of folded membrane theory. The shear lag effects under concentrated loading, uniform loading and triangular loading has been calculated by the program and accurate result has been obtained for the wide flange box girder. This indicates that the formulation for the high order, high performance element is reliable, and efficient for application to high accuracy engineering analysis of membrane structures.