Axisymmetric general shells and jointed shells of revolution

Pei Jianping, Issam E. Harik

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An iterative numerical method is presented for the analysis of axisymmetric isotropic general shells with varying wall rigidity. Shell elements of special geometric shapes e.g., cylindrical spherical and conical shells are also considered. One-dimensional finite difference points are used to discretize the shell elements into strips along the meridian. An iterative technique is then employed to determine the displacements and stresses. The solution to jointed shells is determined by the well-known stiffness approach. The proposed method is applicable to any variation in rigidity along the meridian and to general axisymmetric loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3186-3202
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering (United States)
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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