Accession Number:

AD0723538

Title:

Large Deflections of Flat Arbitrary Membranes,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Displacement equations in Cartesian coordinates are solved to determine the large deflection response of flat membranes. Cases included are circular, rectangular, and polygonal membranes. For the last two cases an added complication is also treated consisting of a rigid central core region. The nonlinear relaxation method in conjunction with finite difference approximation is utilized to solve the governing differential equations. Comparisons, where possible, with other solutions are quite favorable. For rectangular membranes results are put in a form convenient for direct engineering use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE