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Doubly curved stiffened shallow shell on elastic foundation

Minh Tu Tran, Van Loi Nguyen and Anh Tuan Trinh,

“Static and vibration analysis of cross-ply laminated composite doubly curved shallow shell panels with stiffeners resting on Winkler-Pasternak elastic foundations”, International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp 153-164, June 2017

ABSTRACT: In this paper, the analytical solution for static and vibration analysis the cross-ply laminated composite doubly curved shell panels with stiffeners resting on Winkler–Pasternak elastic foundation is presented. Based on the first-order shear deformation theory, using the smeared stiffeners technique, the motion equations are derived by applying the Hamilton’s principle. The Navier’s solution for shell panel with the simply supported boundary condition at all edges is presented. The accuracy of the present results is compared with those in the existing literature and shows good achievement. The effects of the number of stiffeners, stiffener’s height-to-width ratio, and number of layers of cross-ply laminated composite shell panels on the fundamental frequencies and deflections of stiffened shell with and without the elastic foundation are investigated.

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