Document Type : Research Article
Dip. S.B.A.I., University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Antonio Scarpa 14, 00100 Roma, Italy
We present a direct model of beam which takes into consideration the deformation of the section by effect of orthogonal actions. The variation of size and the distortion of the transversal sections are taken into account as well as the usual rigid rotation-torsion-warping. We deduce the equations of motion in terms of the kinematic descriptors. A simple numerical example is also presented to show the consistence of the proposed model.