Curved Beams

  • Otto T. Bruhns


Development of the theory of bending of beams was based on the assumption that, before deformation, all fibers of a small beam element have the same length dx. If the beam is initially straight, this assumption is true, and it can serve as a good approximation if the curvature of the beam is small. However, for beams with considerable initial curvature, this curvature has to be taken into account.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto T. Bruhns
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  1. 1.Institut für MechanikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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