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The finite element method is perhaps the most restrictive and most useful at the same time. And then the relations between such basic displacements and displacements at generic point within the cross section were established. In this section, we will drive the consistent mass matrix of curved box girder element of three nodes from the kinetic energy expression of element. Thus, its dynamic response can be computed in the same way as that applied to curved girder.

The horizontal curve along the centerline of the surface of top flange is taken as z-axis. As with any simplifying assumption in engineering, the more the model strays from reality, the less useful and more dangerous the result. For example, columns, beams, girders, the floor slab, roofing, walls, windows, plumbing, electrical fixtures, and other miscellaneous attachments. The solutions are approximate when any of these relations are only approximately satisfied, or only an approximation of reality. Finally, two case studies, one is for straight box girder and the other is for curved box girder, are conducted to confirm the validity and accuracy of the finite element put forward herein.

In doing so, all energy-dissipating mechanisms are taken into account and the global damping matrix is derived straightforward. Such accommodation plus aesthetic appearance makes it popular in curved bridges. Only the contribution of first several order modes remains, and the rest will not be considered. The curvature denoted by k and height denoted by h are variable along z-axis. Since the system is in static equilibrium, the sum of forces in any direction is zero and the sum of moments about any point is zero.

Currently the static response of curved thin-walled box girder has been studied thoroughly. However, the finite-element method depends heavily on the processing power of computers and is more applicable to structures of arbitrary size and complexity.

The solutions can under certain conditions be superimposed using the superposition principle to analyze a member undergoing combined loading. And the former are relatively uniform for every frequency and no any mode obviously predominates. It can achieve higher accuracy in comparison with the straight beam element.

Tension, compression, bending, torsion, warping, and distortion were all included. This information is then compared to criteria that indicate the conditions of failure. As for modes, they are identical to each other. The by and finite element approach is actually a numerical method for solving differential equations generated by theories of mechanics such as elasticity theory and strength of materials. The first two make use of analytical formulations which apply mostly to simple linear elastic models, lead to closed-form solutions, and can often be solved by hand.

The finite element method is