Volume 2, Issue 3
On Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Non-Local Beams

N. Challamel and C. M. Wang


Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 2 (2010), pp. 389-398.

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  • Abstract

Nonlocal continuum mechanics allows one to account for the small length scale effect that becomes significant when dealing with micro- or nano-structures. This paper deals with the lateral-torsional buckling of elastic nonlocal small-scale beams. Eringen's model is chosen for the nonlocal constitutive bending-curvature relationship. The effect of prebuckling deformation is taken into consideration on the basis of the Kirchhoff-Clebsch theory. It is shown that the application of Eringen's model produces small-length scale terms in the nonlocal elastic lateral-torsional buckling moment of a hinged-hinged strip beam. Clearly, the non-local parameter has the effect of reducing the critical lateral-torsional buckling moment. This tendency is consistent with the one observed for the in-plane stability analysis, for the lateral buckling of a hinged-hinged axially loaded column. The lateral buckling solution can be derived from a physically motivated variational principle.

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Published online: 2010-03

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