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The Analog Equation Method For Large Deflection Analysis Of Heterogeneous Anisotropic Membranes: A Boundary-only Solution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE000321

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

846 kb

Author(s)

J.T. Katsikadelis & G.C. Tsiatas

Abstract

The Analog Equation Method (AEM) is applied to non-linear analysis of heterogeneous anisotropic membranes with arbitrary shape. In this case, the response of the membrane is described by three coupled non-linear differential equations with variable coefficients. The present formulation, being in terms of the three displacements components, permits the application of geometrical in- plane boundary conditions. The membrane is prestressed either by prescribed boundary displacements or by tractions. Using the concept of the analog equation, the three coupled non-linear equations are replaced by three uncoupled Poisson's equations with fictitious sources under the same boundary conditions. The fictitious sources are established using

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