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RESEARCH PAPERS

Large Sideward Deflections of Two-Hinged Circular Arches

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Donald A. Dadeppo

University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Robert Schmidt

University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.

J. Eng. Ind 93(4), 1268-1274 (Nov 01, 1971) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428073 History: Received October 06, 1970; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

Deflections and stress resultants are calculated for hinged-hinged circular arches subjected to a horizontal point load at the crown. The underlying theory is based on the Bernoulli-Euler hypothesis. The magnitudes of deflections are unrestricted. The solutions are expressed in terms of Legendre’s elliptic integrals of the first and second kind. Calculated results are presented in graphical form. These include deflected configurations and load-deflection curves, as well as normal force, shearing force, and bending moment diagrams for arches with three different subtending angles and three different values of the applied load on each arch.

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