D. Camotim1, Z. Dimitrovová2, R. Gonçalves2
1Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon/PT, 2Universidade Nova de Lisboa/PT
Beam-like structures occur in practically all areas of engineering practice, from the construction industry to offshore and aerospace structures. Beam structural models have always attracted the engineering and scientific community due to their simplicity (unidimensionality) and computational efficiency. Closed form analytical solutions, if obtainable, have always been desirable because of their numerical efficiency and physical insight into the problem. Although it can be argued that many beam-like problems of practical interest have already been dealt with in the past, recent years have witnessed a growing interest in “advanced” models for static, stability, vibration and dynamic analyses, including exact analytical solutions of induced vibrations by moving loads, “geometrically exact” theories and including even cross-section in-plane and out-of-plane deformation, which is essential to capture the non-linear behavior of thin-walled beams.
This session aims at bringing together researchers devoting their investigation to advanced beam models in order to discuss the most recent ideas and strategies and to provide an international forum for the discussion of the current state-of-the-art in this increasingly broad scientific domain.
The Session will cover, the following topics: