LARGE DEFLECTIONS OF FLAT ARBITRARY MEMBRANES

Displacement equations in Cartesian coordinates are solved to determine the large deflection response of flat membranes. Cases included are circular, rectangular, and polygonal membranes. For the last two cases an added complication is also treated consisting of a rigid central core region. The nonlinear relaxation method in conjunction with finite difference approximation is utilized to solve the governing differential equations. Comparisons, where possible, with other solutions are quite favorable. For rectangular membranes results are put in a form convenient for direct engineering use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC  USA  20064
  • Authors:
    • Kao, R
    • Perrone, N
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NSF GK23747
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1971 12:00AM