Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2017, Page: 57-62
Geometrically Nonlinear Behavior of Axisymmetric Thin Spherical Shells
Cengiz Polat, Technical Vocational School, Fırat University, Elazig, Turkey
Received: Sep. 28, 2017;       Accepted: Nov. 7, 2017;       Published: Dec. 5, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.mma.20170206.11      View  1958      Downloads  106
This article presents a geometrically nonlinear formulation of a two node axisymmetric shell element. The geometrically nonlinear formulation is based on the Total Lagrangian approach and the material behavior is assumed to be linearly elastic. The spherical arc-length procedure is used to obtain the pre-buckling, buckling and post-buckling deformation path. Some numerical examples are solved to demonstrate geometrically nonlinear behavior of elastic thin spherical shells subjected to various loads.
Axisymmetric Shell Element, Buckling Behavior, Total Lagrangian Approach
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Cengiz Polat, Geometrically Nonlinear Behavior of Axisymmetric Thin Spherical Shells, Mathematical Modelling and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 57-62. doi: 10.11648/j.mma.20170206.11
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