Free Vibration Analysis on Combined Cylindrical-Spherical Shell


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Based upon the Reissner-Naghdi-Berry’s shell theory, a domain decomposition method (DDM) is utilized to investigate the vibration characteristics of the combined cylindrical-spherical shell with different boundary conditions. The combined shell was first apart from prescribed-displacement boundary and then divided into some cylindrical and spherical shell subdomains, respectively. The boundary equations were introduced into the energy functional of the combined shell as well as the constraint equations derived from interface continuity conditions between two adjacent shell subdomains. Fourier series and Chebyshev orthogonal polynomials were employed as the admissible displacement functions for each shell subdomain in the circumferential direction and axial direction in order to obtain the discretization equations of motion of the combined shell. Exact free vibration solutions of the combined shell has been performed via the DDM and were compared with those obtained by the finite element software ANSYS to confirm the reliability and accuracy.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




S. H. Wu et al., "Free Vibration Analysis on Combined Cylindrical-Spherical Shell", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 3-8, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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