Theory of Composite Shells

  • Course level: Intermediate


Theory of Composite Shells.

Like beams and plates, shells are the functional element of structural engineering. At the research level, a large group of researchers works in the field of bending, free vibration, buckling, and post-buckling analysis of shells made of composites, sandwiches, and advanced material. In this course, the basic concept of doubly curved surfaces will be developed and the governing equation will be developed. This will help the participants to develop the shell equations as per their requirements. Bending, free vibration, and buckling of the shell will be explained. A tutorial using ABAQUS will also be conducted.
Composite Shells INTENDED AUDIENCE: Research scholar and Faculties.

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1:Curvilinear coordinate system and various fundamental of surfaces
  • Week 2:Classification of shell theories
  • Week 3:Development of governing equations
  • Week 4:Use of shell constitutive relations and special cases
  • Week 5:Navier solutions for Cylindrical shells under bending load
  • Week 6:Navier solution to axisymmetric, unsymmetrical cases
  • Week 7:Free vibration and buckling of cylindrical shells and basic development for Levy solutions
  • Week 8:Introduction to three dimensional solutions of cylindrical shell

Topics for this course

11 Lessons

Theory of Composite Shells

Theory of Composite Shells [Intro Video]00:00:00
Lec 1 : Introduction to composite materials00:00:00
Lec 2 : Basic terminology in Shell00:00:00
Lec 3 : Derivation of fundamental theorem of surfaces.00:00:00
Lec 4 : Derivative of unit vectors and various theorems00:00:00
Lec 5 : Classification of shells00:00:00
Lec 6 : Derivation of strain-displacement relation00:00:00
Lec 7 : Derivation of shell governing equations-100:00:00
Lec 8 : Derivation of shell governing equations-200:00:00
Lec 9 : Derivation of shell governing equations-300:00:00
Lec 10 : Derivation of special cases00:00:00
Composite Shells

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


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