This paper deals with the dynamical behaviour of hemispherical domes and spherical shell panels. The First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT) is used to analyze the above moderately thick structural elements. The treatment is conducted within the theory of linear elasticity, when the material behaviour is assumed to be homogeneous and isotropic. The governing equations of motion, written in terms of internal resultants, are expressed as functions of five kinematic parameters, by using the constitutive and the congruence relationships. The boundary conditions considered are clamped (C), simply supported (S) and free (F) edge. Numerical solutions have been computed by means of the technique known as the Generalized Differential Quadrature (GDQ) Method. These results, which are based upon the FSDT, are compared with the ones obtained using commercial programs such as Abaqus, Ansys, Femap/Nastran, Straus, Pro/Engineer, which also elaborate a three-dimensional analysis. The effect of different grid point distributions on the convergence, the stability and the accuracy of the GDQ procedure is investigated. The convergence rate of the natural frequencies is shown to be fast and the stability of the numerical methodology is very good. The accuracy of the method is sensitive to the number of sampling points used, to their distribution and to the boundary conditions.

Vibration analysis of spherical structural elements using the GDQ method

Tornabene, Francesco;Viola, Erasmo
2007

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This paper deals with the dynamical behaviour of hemispherical domes and spherical shell panels. The First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT) is used to analyze the above moderately thick structural elements. The treatment is conducted within the theory of linear elasticity, when the material behaviour is assumed to be homogeneous and isotropic. The governing equations of motion, written in terms of internal resultants, are expressed as functions of five kinematic parameters, by using the constitutive and the congruence relationships. The boundary conditions considered are clamped (C), simply supported (S) and free (F) edge. Numerical solutions have been computed by means of the technique known as the Generalized Differential Quadrature (GDQ) Method. These results, which are based upon the FSDT, are compared with the ones obtained using commercial programs such as Abaqus, Ansys, Femap/Nastran, Straus, Pro/Engineer, which also elaborate a three-dimensional analysis. The effect of different grid point distributions on the convergence, the stability and the accuracy of the GDQ procedure is investigated. The convergence rate of the natural frequencies is shown to be fast and the stability of the numerical methodology is very good. The accuracy of the method is sensitive to the number of sampling points used, to their distribution and to the boundary conditions.
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