Accession Number:

ADA305645

Title:

Bending of Laminated Anisotropic Shells by a Shear Deformable Finite Element.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A shear element is developed based on generalized first approximation shell theories. Numerical results are presented for bending of layered, anisotropic, Composite shells. Various shell theories e.g., Sander s Loves, Donnells, etc. are included. as special cases of the present element, and can be obtained by specifying the values of tracers. The finite element solutions are compared with the exact solutions for certain shell problems. The agreement is found to be very good. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE