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Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures

Theory, Practice and Software

  • Ernest Hinton
  • Johann Sienz
  • Mustafa Özakça

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 3-26
    3. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 27-58
    4. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 59-123
  3. Static Analysis and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 127-140
    3. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 141-200
    4. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 201-242
  4. Free Vibration Analysis and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 245-278
    3. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 279-324
    4. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 325-377
  5. Dynamic and Buckling Analysis and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 381-428
    3. Ernest Hinton, Johann Sienz, Mustafa Özakça
      Pages 429-474
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 475-496

About this book

Introduction

Shell-type structures can be found almost everywhere. They appear in natural forms but also as man-made, load-bearing components in diverse engineering systems. Mankind has struggled to replicate nature’s optimization of such structures but using modern computational tools it is now possible to analyse, design and optimise them systematically. Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures features: comprehensive coverage of the background theory of shell structures; development and implementation of reliable, creative and efficient computational tools for static and free-vibration analysis and structural optimization of variable-thickness shells and folded-plate structures; integrated computer-aided curve and surface modelling tools and automatic mesh generation, structural analysis sensitivity analysis and mathematical programming methods; well-documented, downloadable Fortran software for these techniques using finite element and finite strip simulations which can be readily adapted by the reader for the solution of practical problems or for use within a teaching or research environment. Written by leading experts in finite element and finite strip methods, Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures will be of great interest to researchers in structural mechanics and in automotive, aerospace and civil engineering as well as to designers from all fields using shell structures for their strength-per-unit-mass advantages.

Keywords

Optimization Simulation Vibration axisymmetric shells design development finite element analysis finite strip analysis girder mechanics prismatic shells programming structural analysis structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Ernest Hinton
    • 1
  • Johann Sienz
    • 2
  • Mustafa Özakça
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey

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