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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Extending Koiter’s Simplified Equations to Shells of Arbitrary Closed Cross Section

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James G. Simmonds

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4742

J. Appl. Mech 73(4), 709-711 (Nov 06, 2005) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2165236 History: Received July 06, 2005; Revised November 06, 2005

The techniques used by Koiter in 1968 to derive a simplified set of linear equilibrium equations for an elastically isotropic circular cylindrical shell in terms of displacements and the associated pointwise error estimate engendered in Love’s uncoupled strain-energy density are here extended to derive analogous simplified equilibrium equations and an error estimate for elastically isotropic cylindrical shells of arbitrary closed cross section.

Copyright © 2006 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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