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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Civil Engineering Studies, Structural Research Series #400.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801-2352
  • Authors:
    • Bakhrebah, S A
    • Schnobrich, W C
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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