%0 Journal Article
%T Stiffness Matrices for Axial and Bending Deformations of Non-Prismatic Beams with Linearly Varying Thickness
%J International Journal of Engineering
%I Materials and Energy Research Center
%Z 1025-2495
%A Sabir, A. B.
%D 1988
%\ 02/01/1988
%V 1
%N 1
%P 19-28
%! Stiffness Matrices for Axial and Bending Deformations of Non-Prismatic Beams with Linearly Varying Thickness
%R
%X Siffness matrices for axial and bending deformations of a beam having a rectangular cross sectional area of constant width and linearly varying thickness are developed. A consistant load vector for a uniformly distributed lateral load is also calculated, using the principal of potential energy. The matrices are used to obtain numerical results for a variety of beams with non-uniform thickness to show that acceptable degrees of accuracy can be obtained. A comparison of results given by other finite element solutions is made to show the effectiveness of the derived stiffness matrices.
%U https://www.ije.ir/article_70973_08a1ea4f9e4b256877c5a229eef40c73.pdf