Paper deals with finite element buckling analysis of shear deformable beam-type structures. Displacements and rotations are allowed to be large but strains are assumed to be small. The corresponding equilibrium equations are formulated in the framework of co- rotational description, using the virtual work principle. Displacements and rotations are allowed to be large while strains are assumed to be small. Linear shape functions are used for the axial displacement, while cubic shape functions are employed for transverse displacements and angle of twist. The algorithm is validated on test examples.
Keyword: finite element
This paper presents creep buckling finite element modeling of steel beam-type structure. For beams under sustained loads the loss of stability may occur during a period of exploitation of structure even for loads lower than critical buckling load. For that reason stability is characterized by critical buckling time instead the critical buckling load. The simulation is performed using four nodded Kirchoff- Love theory based shell finite elements. For a space frame, as the test example, critical buckling times are calculated for different levels of applied load, temperature conditions and steel chemical composition.