Accession Number : AD0847384

Title :   Discrete-Element Static Analysis of Core-Stiffened Shells of Revolution for Asymmetric Mechanical Loading.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROELASTIC AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Speare, Joel C.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : A discrete-element displacement method is developed for the static or dynamic analysis of core-stiffened shells of revolution for asymmetric mechanical loading. The discrete-element mass, stiffness, and consistent nodal force matrices are developed. The solution of the static problem for both restrained and unrestrained structures is discussed. Several example problems are solved to illustrate the usefulness of the method. A FORTRAN IV computer program for performing the static analysis is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STATICS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), DEFORMATION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THICKNESS, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), PRESSURE, CURVED PROFILES, SUBROUTINES, CONICAL BODIES, FORCE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), STIFFENED CYLINDERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE