Accession Number : AD0761370

Title :   Natural Modes and Frequencies of Free Vibration of Shells of Revolution - Analysis of a Shell of Linearly Varying Thickness - SATANS-III: Theory and User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nebiker,Ralph Robert

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 303

Abstract : A digital computer program known as SATANS-3 is developed as a modification to the program SATANS-I, incorporating the capability to perform free vibration analyses for the natural frequencies and modes of thin, elastic shells of revolution. The geometric and material properties of the shell may vary along the meridian. SATANS-3 retains the SATANS-I capability of performing geometrically nonlinear static and dynamic analyses of arbitrarily loaded shells. The free vibration analysis employs the inverse iteration method with spectral shifts, including the capability to search a specific range of frequencies. Several example problems are solved to illustrate the program's validity and accuracy. A user's manual for SATANS-III is presented. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *VIBRATION), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ELASTIC SHELLS, HEMISPHERICAL SHELLS, RESONANT FREQUENCY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE