Torsion of compound cross-sections with imperfect interface

T. Chen, Y. Benveniste, P. C. Chuang

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Abstract

The Saint-Venant torsion problem of compound sections with imperfect interfaces is studied. Two kinds of an imperfect interface are considered: an imperfect interface which models a thin interphase of low shear modulus and an interface which models a thin interphase of high shear modulus. At the former kind, the tractions are continuous but the warping displacement undergoes a discontinuity; at the later kind the warping displacement is continuous but the shear traction undergoes a discontinuity. These imperfect interface conditions have been derived in a companion study [1]. The present paper is concerned with deriving benchmark solutions for the Saint-Venant torsion problem of compound sections with imperfect interfaces. Specifically, analytical solutions are given for a) a two-phase rectangular section, b) a two-phase section in the shape of a circular sector with an imperfect interface located along a circular arc, c) a two-phase circular sector with an imperfect interface along a radial line. The effect of imperfect bonding on the torsional rigidity of the compound bar is examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-163
Number of pages25
JournalActa Mechanica
Volume152
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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