Accession Number : AD0699937

Title :   A FLEXIBILITY METHOD FOR LARGE DEFLECTIONS OF SHELLS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS

Personal Author(s) : Crosheck,James Eugene

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The thesis presents a numerical method for determining the nonlinear response of a shell which undergoes large deflections. The emphasis of the study is construction of the load-deflection curve as a continuous function of a load parameter. Introduction of the load as a variable in addition to the space variables changes the nature of the system from an elliptic boundary value problem to an initial value problem. In this form, the solution is numerically extended from one loading to the next by using the theory of small strains superposed on large deformation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES), DEFLECTION, LOADS(FORCES), THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE