This paper deals with free vibration analysis of thin-walled structures reinforced by longitudinal stiffeners using refined one-dimensional 1D models. The 1D theory, which is used in the present paper, has hierarchical features and it is based on the Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF). The displacement field over the cross-section is obtained by means of Taylor (TE) or Lagrange (LE) Expansions. Finite Element (FE) method is applied along the beam axis to obtain weak form solutions of the related governing equations. The obtained results are compared with those from classical finite element formulations based on plate and shell (2D), beam (1D) and solid (3D) elements that are available in commercial software. When solid formulation is used to build the FE solutions, stringers and skin are modelled with only 3D elements while, in the 2D-1D FE models, shell and beam elements are used for skin and stringers, respectively. Three benchmark problems are analyzed: a flat plate, a curved panel and a thin-walled cylinder. When TE models are used, different orders of expansion, N, are considered, where N is a free parameter of the formulation. As far as Lagrange expansions are concerned, four- (LE 4) and nine-node (LE 9) elements are used to build different meshes on the cross-section. The results show that the present 1D models are able to analyze the dynamic behaviour of complex structures and can detect 3D-effects as well as very complex shell-like modes typical of thin-walled structures. Moreover, the 1D-CUF elements yield accurate results with a low number of degrees of freedom.
|Titolo:||Free Vibration analysis of Reinforced Thin-Walled Plates and Shells through Various Finite Element Models|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/15376494.2015.1121562|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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