Saint-Venant torsion of arbitrarily shaped orthotropic composite or FGM sections by a hybrid finite element approach

Darılmaz K., Orakdöğen E., Girgin K.

ACTA MECHANICA, vol.229, no.3, pp.1387-1398, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 229 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00707-017-2067-1
  • Journal Name: ACTA MECHANICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1387-1398
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to calculate the torsional rigidity and maximum shear stresses of arbitrarily shaped orthotropic composite or functionally graded material sections on the basis of a hybrid finite element approach. A hybrid finite element based on a Hellinger-Reissner functional is presented. A set of numerical examples is solved to verify the proposed method, and a parametrical study is also performed.