Continuum Analysis for Plate-Cone Spherical Reticulated Shell
Plate-cone reticulated shell is a new type of space structures with good mechanical behavior and technical economy. In this paper, a continuum analysis method for plate-cone spherical reticulated shell which is equated to three layers thin shell is put forward. Based on mechanical characteristics of plate-cone spherical reticulated shell, the equivalent stiffness is derived through the theory of elasticity. Then, plate-cone spherical reticulated shell is equated to a special type of three layers thin shell working interactively, the governing differential equations are derived on the basis of the theory of thin shells, these differential equations being from the displacement method and the mixed method of derivation. The solution of this system of differential equations gives the displacements and internal forces of plate-cone spherical reticulated shell.
F. Wang "Continuum Analysis for Plate-Cone Spherical Reticulated Shell", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 124-127, 2011