Determination of the Torsion Stiffness of Thick-walled Multiple-connected Cross-sections with Nonlinear Material Parameters by Using the FEM

  • A. Kleinhenz
  • R. Strippel
  • J.-U. Schulz
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The cross-sections used in reinforced concrete truss structures are generally thick-walled. These reinforced concrete members are frequently torsionally loaded. This problem extends from the lateral buckling stability of prestressed concrete girders to that of prestressed box girders. In order to take into account non-linear material behaviour, especially due to increasing utilization of the properties of various materials, a realistic determination of the torsional stiffness is imperative.


Stress Function Material Formulation Torsion Stiffness Reinforce Concrete Member Torsional Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kleinhenz
    • 1
  • R. Strippel
    • 1
  • J.-U. Schulz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.Technical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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