Accession Number : AD0703705

Title :   A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FOR CYLINDRICAL SHELLS AND PLATES.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP SACRAMENTO CALIF LIQUID ROCKET DIV

Personal Author(s) : Herrmann,Leonard R.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A general approximate solution procedure applicable to the analysis of thin cylindrical shells is presented. The procedure is also applicable to the analysis of thin flat plates if the curvature of the shell is set equal to zero. The solution procedure is applicable to any portion of an isotropic or anisotropic cylindrical shell (or plate) subjected to arbitrary boundary conditions, surface pressures and temperature effects. Variations of the normal pressure, thickness, material properties and temperature effects are approximated stepwise. The radius of curvature of the reference surface of the shell must be constant, however, the distance from the reference surface to the middle surface may be varied in a stepwise manner. The solution is developed by utilizing the Ritz variational method in conjunction with a finite element respresentation of the shell. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), STRESSES), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, LOADS(FORCES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SHEAR STRESSES, THERMAL STRESSES, DEFORMATION

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE