Advertisement

Membranes

  • E. N. Kuznetsov
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Abstract

In structural mechanics, a membrane is modeled analytically as a material surface devoid of bending stiffness and resisting only tangential (in-surface) membrane forces—normal and shearing. The absence of bending stiffness, strictly speaking, implies no resistance to compression stress as well. However, a momentless shell supporting compression is a common model in structural analysis. It is sometimes referred to as a membrane shell, especially when it is necessary to distinguish it from a true, or ideal, membrane, which is a system with unilateral constraints in tension.

Keywords

Principal Curvature Tension Field Edge Load Torque Moment Equilibrium Load 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General EngineeringUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Personalised recommendations