Flexural-torsional buckling of open section composite columns with shear deformation

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The paper presents the stability analysis of axially loaded, thin-walled open section, orthotropic composite columns. Vlasov's classical theory is modified to include both the transverse (flexural) shear and the restrained warping induced shear deformations. In addition to the bending stiffness matrix a (3 × 3) shear stiffness matrix is introduced. A closed form solution is derived for the flexural-torsional buckling load of composite columns. A simplified, approximate solution is also presented, in which the effect of the shear deformations is included using Föppl's theorem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7525-7541
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number42-43
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2001


  • Beam
  • Buckling
  • Composite
  • Flexural-torsional
  • Shear deformation
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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