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An energy-momentum formulation for nonlinear dynamics of planar co-rotating beams

Abstract : This article presents an energy-momentum integration scheme for the nonlinear dynamic analysis of planar Bernoulli/Timoshenko beams. The co-rotational approach is adopted to describe the kinematics of the beam and Hermitian functions are used to interpolate the local transverse displacements. In this paper, the same kinematic description is used to derive both the elastic and the inertia terms. The classical midpoint rule is used to integrate the dynamic equations. The central idea, to ensure energy and momenta conservation, is to apply the classical midpoint rule to both the kinematic and the strain quantities. This idea, developed by one of the authors in previous work, is applied here in the context of the co-rotational formulation to the first time. By doing so, we circumvent the nonlinear geometric equations relating the displacement to the strain which is the origin of many numerical difficulties. It can be rigorously shown that the proposed method conserves the total energy of the system and, in absence of external loads, the linear and angular momenta remain constant. The accuracy and stability of the proposed algorithm, especially in long term dynamics with a very large number of time steps, is assessed through two numerical examples. © 2017 National Technical University of Athens. All rights reserved.
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S. Chhang, Mohammed Hjiaj, J.-M. Battini, C. Sansour. An energy-momentum formulation for nonlinear dynamics of planar co-rotating beams. 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2017, Jun 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece. pp.3682-3696. ⟨hal-01740179⟩



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