Accession Number : AD0767168

Title :   Finite Element Analysis of Intersecting Cylinders.

Descriptive Note : Civil engineering studies,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bakhrebah,S. A. ; Schnobrich,W. C.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Two and three-dimensional isoparametric nonconforming finite elements are developed and adapted to the shell intersection problem. Two-dimensional elements model the shells away from the intersection region while three-dimensional elements are used right at the intersection. A transition element connects these two dissimilar elements. In addition to plane, plate, and shell standard test problems, the procedure is also applied to normally intersecting cylinders of near-equal diameters. Comparison is made between computed results and those obtained from careful experiments. The excellent agreement between the results of the two procedures is demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYLINDRICAL BODIES, STRESSES), (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), JOINING), LOADS(FORCES), SHEAR STRESSES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, DEFORMATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE