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A Green's Function Method Approach To Shell Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930122

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,040 kb

Author(s)

R. Barbieri, A.T. Noel & C.S. de Barcellos

Abstract

A Green's function method approach to shell analysis R. Barbieri*, A.T. Noel*, C.S. de Barcellos' "Faculdade de Joinville - FEJ, Joinville SC, Brazil Grad.Stud. Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA ° Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil ABSTRACT Although the Boundary Element Method is a well established numerical method, its applicability to shell analysis has been restricted to few specific geometries due to the lack of a fun- damental solution for arbitrarily shaped shells. On the other hand, the Modified Local Green's Function Method, MLGFM, was envisaged as a Galerkin Boundary Element Method for treating problems without making use of an explicit form of a fundamental solution, but by using numerically computed Green's matrices. This arises the question whether the MLGFM can successfully extend the applicability of BEM to shells with arbitrary shapes. So, in this paper, the MLG

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