Shear lag analysis by the adaptive finite element method
Lee, Chi King
Date of Issue2001
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The adaptive finite element analysis procedure proposed in Part 1 of this study is employed to solve the shear lag problems for complex plated structures with more general and complex geometries including core walls with openings, multi-cell box girders and box girders with curved flanges. By using the adaptive finite element method, parametric studies were carried out to investigate the influence of some key geometrical parameters on the shear lag effect for these types of structures. In addition, it is found that the adaptive finite element method is a convenient tool for the shear lag analysis of structures with complicated geometry and multiple loading conditions and could be used in day-to-day analyses.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
© 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier Science Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-8231(00)00044-6].