FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF INTERSECTING CYLINDERS
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.
- Civil Engineering Studies, Structural Research Series #400.
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL USA 61801-2352
- Bakhrebah, S A
- Schnobrich, W C
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Appendices; References;
- Pagination: 133 p.
- TRT Terms: Cylinders (Geometry); Finite element method; Shells (Structural forms); Stresses
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cylindrical shells; Stress concentration
- Old TRIS Terms: Shell theory
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00050703
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
- Report/Paper Numbers: UILU-ENG-73-2018 Tech Rpt
- Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0305-0010
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM