Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 577–595 | Cite as

A Unified Solution for the Free Vibration Analysis of Simply Supported Cylindrical Shells with General Structural Stress Distributions

  • Nian Yang
  • Luyun Chen
  • Hong Yi
  • Yong Liu


Most existing studies on the vibration analysis of cylindrical shells with structural stress are limited to uniform stress distribution. However, non-uniform stress distributions are encountered in many engineering applications. In this study, a unified solution for the vibration analysis of cylindrical shells with a general stress distribution is presented using the Flügge shell theory and modal orthogonality simplification. The obtained analytical solution can be applied to a structure with arbitrary distributed stress, thus it has a wider range of applications than previous methods. The accuracy and advantage of the proposed method are validated by comparing with the finite element method results.

Key Words

free vibration cylindrical shells structural stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Ship Scientific Research Center of China, Shanghai BranchShanghaiChina

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