Finite Strip Formulation for Vibrating Prismatic Shells

  • Ernest Hinton
  • Johann Sienz
  • Mustafa Özakça


This chapter deals with the free-vibration analysis of prismatic folded plate and shell structures supported on diaphragms at two opposite edges with the other two edges arbitrarily restrained. The analysis is carried out using curved, variable-thickness FSs based on MR shell theory. The theoretical formulations are presented for families of C(0) strips for prismatic structures with rectangular and curved planform. The accuracy and relative performance of both families are then examined for a series of problems including plates, cylindrical shells and box girders.


Mindlin Plate Transverse Shear Strain Finite Strip Annular Sector Plate Prismatic Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest Hinton
    • 1
  • Johann Sienz
    • 2
  • Mustafa Özakça
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey

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