### Abstract

The technique of continuum finite element modeling is used to discretize elastic-plastic circular arches which show nonlinear deformation behavior under external load. Response history curves are updated arch models which have the same range angle and thickness, and by using the incremental/iterative procedure. In the incremental/iterative procedure, an accelerated modified Newton-Raphson scheme is used to obtain converged finite element solutions. The response history curves for different arch models which have the same range angle and thickness, but different radii change depending on the radii. There are three types of response history curves, one of which has no buckling. The second one has limit point bucklin but does not have bifurcation buckling. The third one has both limit point buckling and bifurcation buckling. For the third type, the limit point buckling may appear before or after the bifurcation buckling, following the increase of the lateral displacement of the central point. The ratios of bifurcation buckling load to limit point buckling load, and bifurcation buckling displacement to limit point buckling displacement are obtained. They are plotted for different arch models with different radii.

Original language | English |
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Pages | 297-304 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Publication status | Published - 1995 Jan 1 |

Event | Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Part 5 (of 5) - Copenhagen, Den Duration: 1995 Jun 18 → 1995 Jun 22 |

### Other

Other | Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Part 5 (of 5) |
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City | Copenhagen, Den |

Period | 95-06-18 → 95-06-22 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Ocean Engineering
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Mechanical Engineering

### Cite this

*Study on bifurcation and limit point buckling of elastic-plastic arches using the finite element method*. 297-304. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Part 5 (of 5), Copenhagen, Den, .