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Analysis of Flexural Members using an Alternative approach

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal,MP, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NITTTR, Bhopal, MP, INDIA
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Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 40-42, April,26 (2013)


An alternative approach used for the analysis of flexural members is method of initial functions (MIF). The equations of two dimensional elasticity have been used for deriving the governing equations. Numerical solutions of the governing equations have been presented for simply supported orthotropic beam. The method of initial function (MIF) is an analytical method of elasticity theory. The method makes it possible to obtain exact solutions of different types of problems, i.e., solutions without the use of hypotheses about the character of stress and strain. This method has applications in various fields of structural engineering such as plates, shells and beams. It is very useful in case of thick, sandwich, and layered beams.


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