Timoshenko Beams and Frames

  • Andreas ÖchsnerEmail author
  • Resam Makvandi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


This chapter briefly introduces to the theory of single Timoshenko beam elements and their arrangements as plane frame structures. Furthermore, a combination of Timoshenko beam and rod element is introduced as a generalized beam and frame element. Comments on the computer implementation of the corresponding Maxima modules are provided. The chapter concludes with detailed Maxima examples which allow an easy transfer to other problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEsslingen University of Applied SciencesEsslingen am NeckarGermany
  2. 2.Institute of MechanicsOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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