Research Papers/Topics in Structural Engineering

Analysis of Short Cylindrical Shell Under Internal Liquid Pressure Using Improved Finite Difference Method

ABSTRACT This research work presents the static analysis of short cylindrical shell under internal liquid pressure with various boundary conditions and aspect ratios. Improved fourth order finite difference method was employed for the analysis and a MATLAB computer program was developed based on the matrix equations and models generated from the analysis. The following boundary conditions were covered in this research; short circular cylindrical shell simply supported at both edges(s-s), sho...

Application of a Direct Variational Principle in Elastic Stability Analysis of Thin Rectangular Flat Plates

ABSTRACT The purpose of this work is to use the energy approach in the form of direct variational principle (Rayleigh-Ritz method) for buckling analysis of thin rectangular plates with various boundary conditions using Taylor series shape functions. To do this, thin rectangular flat plate of various boundary conditions with three dimensions Ly, Lx and t was analyzed in this research. Ly and Lx are secondary and primary in-plane dimensions respecti...