A new approach is illustrated for the cross-sectional analysis to be performed in the context of the Generalised Beam Theory (GBT). The novelty relies in formulating the problem in the spirit of Kantorovich’s semi-variational method, namely using the dynamic modes of an unconstrained planar frame as in-plane deformation modes. Warping is then evaluated from the post-processing of these in-plane modes, thus reversing the strategy of the classical GBT procedure. The new procedure does not require several steps of the classical algorithm for the determination of the conventional modes, in which bending, shear and local modes are evaluated separately, and is applicable indifferently to open, partially-closed and closed sections. The efficiency and ease of use of the method are outlined by means of two examples, aimed to describe the linear–elastic behaviour of thin-walled members.
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