Investigation of the effect of shell plan-form dimensions on mode-shapes of the laminated composite cylindrical shallow shells using SDSST and FEM

Dogan A., ARSLAN H. M.

STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, cilt.12, ss.303-324, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12989/scs.2012.12.4.303
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.303-324


This paper presents the mode-shape analysis of the cross-ply laminated composite cylindrical shallow shells. First, the kinematic relations of strains and deformation are given. Then, using Hamilton's principle, governing differential equations are developed for a general curved shell. Finally, the stress-strain relation for the laminated, cross-ply composite shells are obtained. By using some simplifications and assuming Fourier series as a displacement field, the governed differential equations are solved by the matrix algebra for shallow shells. Employing the computer algebra system called MATHEMATICA; a computer program has been prepared for the solution. The results obtained by this solution are compared with the results obtained by (ANSYS and SAP2000) programs, in order to verify the accuracy and reliability of the solution presented.