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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 9/10
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.3

The FELASH Suite of Programs for the Analysis of Axisymmetric Shells

J.M. Rotter

Department of Civil Engineering, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
J.M. Rotter, "The FELASH Suite of Programs for the Analysis of Axisymmetric Shells", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 323-328, 1989. doi:10.4203/ccp.9.8.3
Abstract
This paper describes the FELASH suite of finite element programs. The FELASH suite (Finite ELement analysis of Axisymmetric shells) is a user-friendly group of programs which can perform a variety of different kinds of static analysis on shells of revolution. The suite was developed for specialist application to silo and tank structures, which are subject to many different complex loading conditions and generally fail by buckling or plastic collapse.

Complex branched orthotropic doubly curved axisymmetric shells may be analysed under non-symmetric loading, and linear or nonlinear buckling analyses leading to plastic collapse or non-symmetric bifurcation buckling are available.

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