Numerical Analysis of Noncircular Cylindrical Shells

by Gordon B. J. Mah,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 219-238

Document Type: Journal Paper


A numerical analysis of simply supported noncircular cylindrical orthotropic shell is proposed. The radius of curvature of the profile and the wall thickness can be varied but must be continuous functions in the circumferential direction. The method is applicable to arbitrarily distributed loads.

Subject Headings: Numerical analysis | Cylindrical shells | Orthotropic materials | Curvature | Walls | Thickness | Arbitration | Load distribution

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