Circular Curved Beam Element Examples

  • Buntara S. Gan


In this chapter, the Isogeometric approach is applied to circular curved beam element. The numerical solutions for some examples for static analysis and free vibration analysis are presented and compared with the results of published studies.


Numerical solution Circular curved beam Static analysis Free vibration analysis Verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Buntara S. Gan
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  1. 1.College of Engineering, Department of ArchitectureNihon UniversityKoriyamaJapan

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