Geometric Nonlinear Analysis of Curved Box Continuous Girders Considering Shear Lag Effect
The analytical theory and computational method for thin-walled curved box girders in terms of the shear lag effect and geometric nonlinearity are presented. Based on the potential variational principle and the theory of thin-walled box girders, the geometry nonlinear governing differential equations of thin-walled curved box girder considering the influence of the shear lag effect of flange’s stress and the large deflection is established. The equation is solved by means of Newton-Raphon iteration method. The results from the present method are in good agreement with those of the test and the segment method. The numerical examples are conducted to verify the accuracy and reliability of the present theories. It is shown that the proposed formulae and method could be referenced to the design for the thin-walled curved box girders considering shear lag effect.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Q. Z. Luo and Y. J. Chen, "Geometric Nonlinear Analysis of Curved Box Continuous Girders Considering Shear Lag Effect", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1811-1816, 2011