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):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE