Curvature Effects on the Deflection and Vibration of Cross-Ply Shallow Shells

by Mohamad S. Qatu, Dresser Ind, Columbus, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


The use of high performance materials is becoming increasingly significant in structures subjected to severe loading conditions. Effects of curvature on the stiffness characteristics of the shell is important for both stress analysts and design engineers. The objective of this paper is to study curvature effects on the central deflection and vibrational frequencies of cross-ply shallow shells with shear diaphragm boundaries.

Subject Headings: Curvature | Displacement (mechanics) | Vibration | Boundary shear | Stress analysis | Composite materials | Construction materials | Stiffening

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