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Design Aids for Stiffened Composite Shells with Cutouts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 1-40
  3. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 41-68
  4. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 69-106
  5. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 107-143
  6. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 145-170
  7. Sarmila Sahoo
    Pages 171-195

About this book


This book focuses on the free vibrations of graphite-epoxy laminated composite stiffened shells with cutout both in terms of the natural frequencies and mode shapes. The dynamic analysis of shell structures, which may have complex geometry and arbitrary loading and boundary conditions, is solved efficiently by the finite element method, even including cutouts in shells. The results may be readily used by practicing engineers dealing with stiffened composite shells with cutouts. Several shell forms viz. cylindrical shell, hypar shell, conoidal shell, spherical shell, saddle shell, hyperbolic paraboloidal shell and elliptic paraboloidal shell are considered in the book. The dynamic characteristics of stiffened composite shells with cutout are described in terms of the natural frequency and mode shapes. The size of the cutouts and their positions with respect to the shell centre are varied for different edge constraints of cross-ply and angle-ply laminated composite shells. The effects of these parametric variations on the fundamental frequencies and mode shapes are considered in detail. The information regarding the behavior of stiffened shells with cutouts for a wide spectrum of eccentricity and boundary conditions for cross ply and angle ply shells may be used as design aids for structural engineers. The book is a significant contribution to the existing literature from the point of view of both industrial importance and academic interest.


Stiffened Shell Panels Laminated Composite Materials Cutouts Natural Frequency Mode Shapes Finite Element Method

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringHeritage Institute of Technology KolkataKolkataIndia

About the authors

Dr. Sarmila Sahoo received her Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from Bengal Engineering College (D.U.), Shibpur (presently, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur), Master of Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) from Jadavpur University and Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) from Jadavpur University. A national scholarship holder throughout career, she was the recipient of GATE fellowship from MHRD and Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India. She has worked in Design and Development Unit at Conveyor and Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd. She has earlier taught Civil Engineering at Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata. Presently she is working as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. Her research interests are finite elements method, vibration of plates and shells, composite materials. She is actively engaged in research and currently supervising a number of research students for their doctoral thesis. She has published over 40 research articles in international journals and conference proceedings. She is associated with the editorial and review board of a number of international journals. She is a member of the International Association of Engineers.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Design Aids for Stiffened Composite Shells with Cutouts
  • Authors Sarmila Sahoo
  • Series Title Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-2061-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9517-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2062-9
  • Series ISSN 2363-7633
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7641
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 87 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Building Materials
    Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
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