A strain-difference based nonlocal elasticity model devised by the authors elsewhere (Polizzotto et al., 2006) is applied to small-scale homogeneous beam models in bending under static loads in the purpose to describe the inherent size effects. With this theory belonging to the strain-driven nonlocal model family, but exempt from anomalies typical of the Eringen nonlocal theory the relevant beam problem is reduced to a set of three mutually independent Fredholm integral equations of the second kind (each independent of the beam's ordinary boundary conditions, only one depends on the given load), which can be routinely solved numerically. Applications to five cases of beam samples (usually addressed in the literature) are performed, the obtained results are graphically illustrated and compared with analogous results from the literature. Size effects of stiffening type are found for all beam samples, in agreement with the analogous results obtained with the well-known and widely accepted strain gradient elasticity model. Analogous size effects are expected to be predicted for other multi-dimensional structures, all of which seems to confirm the smaller-is-stiffer phenomenon.
|Titolo:||Size effects of small-scale beams in bending addressed with a strain-difference based nonlocal elasticity theory|
PISANO, Aurora Angela (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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