Session Start Date

11-9-2016

Session End Date

11-9-2016

Abstract

This paper presents a method for distortional buckling analysis of thin-walled members without assuming longitudinal shape of buckling modes. In this method, the pure distortional elastic buckling loads and deformation modes are achieved by performing a linear buckling analysis of a specially constrained finite element model of the thin-walled member in ANSYS. The constraints on each cross-section are applied independently and can be divided into two parts. The first part, by which distortional buckling can be distinguished from local buckling, depicts the transvers deformation of a cross-section, while the second part originated from longitudinal displacement patterns of distortional modes is used to distinguish this type of buckling from global buckling. Transverse membrane extensions are permitted in the proposed distortional buckling mode. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the method.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-9-2016

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2016 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Finite Element Method for Distortional Buckling Analysis of Thin-Walled Members

This paper presents a method for distortional buckling analysis of thin-walled members without assuming longitudinal shape of buckling modes. In this method, the pure distortional elastic buckling loads and deformation modes are achieved by performing a linear buckling analysis of a specially constrained finite element model of the thin-walled member in ANSYS. The constraints on each cross-section are applied independently and can be divided into two parts. The first part, by which distortional buckling can be distinguished from local buckling, depicts the transvers deformation of a cross-section, while the second part originated from longitudinal displacement patterns of distortional modes is used to distinguish this type of buckling from global buckling. Transverse membrane extensions are permitted in the proposed distortional buckling mode. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the method.