Helical buckling of thin rods: FE modelling

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In this paper, we utilize the Finite Element (FE) method to model twisting of long thin rods and capture the bifurcation scenarios leading to heli-cal buckling and various further post-buckling states. Since standard nonlinear beam elements do not account for nonlinearity in torsional mode, we derive a modified beam element, which allows to model complex torsional buckling bifurcation scenarios of a thin rod subjected to twisting load. A series of verification tests (static analysis with load stepping) of the developed code are per-formed to determine critical torsional buckling loads for various helical buck-ling modes and compared with ABAQUS FE simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02010
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
Event14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery, VETOMAC 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Sept 201813 Sept 2018


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