Different Methods of Numerical Analysis of Shells

  • W. C. Schnobrich
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 26)


Advances in the capabilities of computerized numerical methods over the past two plus decades has pushed those techniques to such a level that the analyst now has the tools which allow him to investigate shells while including in his analysis consideration of the complex details present in the real structure. Of particular importance is the ability to model the actual or near actual manner of supporting those structures. Any discussion of shell analysis nowadays should focus on these numerical methods. The majority of these methods are based upon an energy formulation. The major exceptions being the numerical integration schemes described initially by Goldberg [15], Zarghamee [41], Cohen [10], and Svalbonas [40]. Also the early finite difference methods reported by Radkowski [36], Septeoski [39] and Budiansky and Radkowski [5] represent simple direct implementation of these mathematical techniques.


Cylindrical Shell Shell Element Thin Shell Rigid Body Motion Shell Theory 
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  • W. C. Schnobrich
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  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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