Optimized Wall Thickness of Shells of Revolution

by Udo Wittek, Univ Kaiserslautern, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


The aim of this paper was to develop a concept for the design of shells of revolution with different Gaussian curvature using a simplified finite element buckling analysis. A cooling tower shell was used as an example for calculations.

Subject Headings: Walls | Thickness | Finite element method | Steel structures | Structural safety | Mathematics | Steel frames | Shell structures

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