Numerical analysis of shell and spatial structures

Samartín, Avelino (1991). Numerical analysis of shell and spatial structures. "Bulletin of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures", v. 32 (n. 107); pp. 181-188. ISSN 0304-3622.

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Title: Numerical analysis of shell and spatial structures
Author/s:
  • Samartín, Avelino
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bulletin of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0304-3622
Volume: 32
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Since the advent of the computer into the engineering field, the application of the numerical methods to the solution of engineering problems has grown very rapidly. Among the different computer methods of structural analysis the Finite Element (FEM) has been predominantly used. Shells and space structures are very attractive and have been constructed to solve a large variety of functional problems (roofs, industrial building, aqueducts, reservoirs, footings etc). In this type of structures aesthetics, structural efficiency and concept play a very important role. This class of structures can be divided into three main groups, namely continuous (concrete) shells, space frames and tension (fabric, pneumatic, cable etc )structures. In the following only the current applications of the FEM to the analysis of continuous shell structures will be discussed. However, some of the comments on this class of shells can be also applied to some extend to the others, but obviously specific computational problems will be restricted to the continuous shells. Different aspects, such as, the type of elements,input-output computational techniques etc, of the analysis of shells by the FEM will be described below. Clearly, the improvements and developments occurring in general for the FEM since its first appearance in the fifties have had a significative impact on the particular class of structures under discussion.

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Item ID: 36229
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36229/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36229
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Caminos
Deposited on: 19 Jun 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 06:28
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