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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 32
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper IX.3

Finite Strip Analysis of Shells of Revolution on Discrete Supports

L. Nobile

Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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L. Nobile, "Finite Strip Analysis of Shells of Revolution on Discrete Supports", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 255-259, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.32.9.3
In this paper, a finite strip model based on displacement compatibility for the analysis of axisymmetric thin shells. The shells is divided by nodal surfaces normal to the axis into a series of elements. The representation of geometry and displacements is performed by means of algebraic shape functions, whereas a Fourier expansion is employed for displacements in the circumferential direction. The analysis is capable of incorporating the effects of discrete supports at the base or at any other level.

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