Vibration and Nonlinear Dynamics of Plates and Shells - Applications of Flat Triangular Finite Elements

This e-book focuses on the vibrational and nonlinear aspects of plate and shell structure dynamics by applying the finite element model. Specifically, shell finite elements employed in the ...
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Nonlinear Dynamics of Curved-Surface Structures

Pp. 167-194 (28)

Meilan Liu and Cho W. S. To


This chapter is concerned with the nonlinear dynamic responses of structures of single curvature and of double curvatures, examples of which include cylindrical shells or panels, spherical caps, and hemispheres. Geometrical nonlinearity due to large deformation, material nonlinearity due to elastic-plastic material behaviour, and various loading situation including non-conservative pressure loads, will be examined.


Dynamics, nonlinearities, geometrical, material, spherical caps, hemispheres.


Department of Mechanical Engineering Lakehead University Thunder Bay Ontario Canada