Accession Number : AD0718837

Title :   Nonlinear Analysis of Anisotropic Shells of Revolution.

Descriptive Note : Themis optimization research program,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Martin,R. E. ; Drew,Dan

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The paper deals with the solution of a set of nonlinear, second order, differential equations that describe an anisotropic shell of revolution. The analysis is based upon Sanders' nonlinear shell theory. The method for solving these equations follows the procedure used by Budiansky and Radkowski. The equations are uncoupled by treating the nonlinear terms as known quantities, or psuedo loads, and a Gaussian elimination procedure is used to obtain the solution. This solution is used to calculate the nonlinear terms and entered into the system as a revised estimate of the psuedo load. This iterative procedure continues until the solution converges. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), LOADS(FORCES)), (*NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), BODIES OF REVOLUTION, ANISOTROPY, STRAIN(MECHANICS), BENDING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ITERATIONS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE