By Ernest Hinton BSc, MSc, PhD, SDc, CEng, MIStructE, MBCS, Johann Sienz BEng, DipI-Ing (FH), MSc, PhD, Dr-Phil (GB), CEng, MIMechE, Cmath, MIMA, Mustafa Özakça BSc, MSc, PhD (auth.)

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ISBN-10: 1447110595

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Shell-type constructions are available nearly all over the place. they seem in usual types but in addition as man-made, load-bearing parts in different engineering structures. Mankind has struggled to duplicate nature’s optimization of such buildings yet utilizing sleek computational instruments it's now attainable to examine, layout and optimise them systematically. research and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell buildings beneficial properties: entire assurance of the heritage concept of shell constructions; improvement and implementation of trustworthy, artistic and effective computational instruments for static and free-vibration research and structural optimization of variable-thickness shells and folded-plate buildings; built-in computer-aided curve and floor modelling instruments and automated mesh iteration, structural research sensitivity research and mathematical programming equipment; well-documented, downloadable Fortran software program for those thoughts utilizing finite aspect and finite strip simulations that are simply tailored through the reader for the answer of sensible difficulties or to be used inside a instructing or learn surroundings. Written by way of prime specialists in finite point and finite strip tools, research and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell buildings should be of significant curiosity to researchers in structural mechanics and in car, aerospace and civil engineering in addition to to designers from all fields utilizing shell buildings for his or her strength-per-unit-mass advantages.

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Th e first subsegment is determined by th e polygon, which has vert ices B o, B l , B 2 , and B 3 . If one more vertex B 4 is added, t hen B l , B 2 , B 3 , and B 4 det erm ines the second subsegment .

It should be noted t hat all three met hods produce the same curve when fitted t hro ugh a given set of data points . 30 2. Structural Shape Definition and Automatic Mesh Generation The Ferguson representation is useful where the curve is required to pass through or interpolate a set of given points . The Bezier and B-spline curves are particularly useful where the curve is fitted by interactive manipulation. First, using a polygon, an initial Bezier or a B-spline curve is drawn that approximates the desired shape.

Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures © Springer-Verlag London 2003 4 1. Introduction 1. 1 Background Shell-type structures can be found almost everywhere. Fir stly, they appear in natural forms, wit h examples t hat include egg shells, turtle shells, nuts, animal skulls, t iny living cells, the eye, shellfish and crustaceans. Secondly, shells can be found as man- made, load-carr ying components of many types of engineering system in the aerospace, auto mot ive, nuclear marine, petr ochemical, biomedical and const ruct ion industries.

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Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures: Theory, Practice and Software by Ernest Hinton BSc, MSc, PhD, SDc, CEng, MIStructE, MBCS, Johann Sienz BEng, DipI-Ing (FH), MSc, PhD, Dr-Phil (GB), CEng, MIMechE, Cmath, MIMA, Mustafa Özakça BSc, MSc, PhD (auth.)


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