Structural Shell Analysis

Understanding and Application

  • Johan Blaauwendraad
  • Jeroen H. Hoefakker

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
    Pages 1-9
  3. Membrane Theory and Edge Disturbances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 13-19
    3. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 21-28
    4. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 29-50
    5. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 51-70
  4. Roof Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 73-82
    3. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 83-106
    4. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 107-128
  5. Chimneys and Storage Tanks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 131-160
    3. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 161-172
    4. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 173-182
    5. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 183-209
    6. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 211-221
  6. Cones and Spheres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 225-242
    3. Johan Blaauwendraad, Jeroen H. Hoefakker
      Pages 243-267

About this book

Introduction

The mathematical description of the properties of a shell is much more elaborate than those of beam and plate structures. Therefore many engineers and architects are unacquainted with aspects of shell behaviour and design, and are not familiar with sufficiently reliable shell theories for the different shell types as derived in the middle of the 20th century. Rather than contributing to theory development, this university textbook focuses on architectural and civil engineering schools. Of course, practising professionals will profit from it as well.

The book deals with thin elastic shells, in particular with cylindrical, conical and spherical types, and with elliptic and hyperbolic paraboloids. The focus is on roofs, chimneys, pressure vessels and storage tanks. Special attention is paid to edge bending disturbance zones, which is indispensable knowledge in FE meshing. A substantial part of the book results from research efforts in the mid 20th century at Delft University of Technology. As such, it is a valuable addition to the body of shell research literature of continuing importance.

This work can be used for university courses. It also shows professionals how to perform manual calculations of the main force flow in shell structures, and provides guidance for structural engineers estimating stresses and deformations.

Keywords

axisymmetric loading circular cylindrical shells membrane behaviour shell analysis thin shells

Authors and affiliations

  • Johan Blaauwendraad
    • 1
  • Jeroen H. Hoefakker
    • 2
  1. 1.Prof Emeritus of Structural MechDelft University of TechnologyEdeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Former PhD and Lecturer in Struc MechaniDelft University of TechnologyUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6701-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6700-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6701-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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