Investigation of shell and axisymmetric shell structures

Nelson, R.L. (1978). Investigation of shell and axisymmetric shell structures. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)

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Abstract

The author is with the Central Electricity Research Laboratories (C. E. R. L. ) Leatherhead, of the Central Electricity Generating Board (C. E. G. B. ) In October 1974 he was registered with The City University to undertake research leading eventually to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The author's research was carried out during the registration period and has also been reported in the following C. E. G. B. Publications: - 1. Nelson, R. L., VACTIL: a program to analyse the natural frequencies and mode shapes of cooling towers whilst explicitly including the effects of leg supports and foundation elasticity, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/P 10/76. 2. Nelson, R. L., and Hellewell, J. S., * Vibration tests on a 1/250th scale model of Didcot cooling tower, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/N 112/76. (The first author was a supervisor to the second author who was a pre-university vacation trainee. The first author was a co-worker during the project; also he commissioned the apparatus, planned the experiment and wrote the paper. ) 3. Nelson, R. L1., Stress matrix for a doubly curved shell finite element, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/N 113/76 4. Nelson, R. L1., A new algorithm to program the element matrices of doubly curved shell finite elements, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/N 139/77 5. Nelson, R. Ll., Free vibration analysis of cooling towers with leg-supports by a finite element method, C. E. C. B. pub. No. RD/L/R 1935 6. Nelson, R. Ll., Proposals for improved doubly curved shell finite elements, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/N 140/77 7. Nelson, R. L1., RESAP: a program to calculate the resonant stresses, frequencies and mode shapes of axisymmetric structures, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/P 9/77. 8. Nelson, R. L1., VACTILo2: a program to calculate the frequencies, mode shapes and stresses of shell structures, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/P /77. 9. Nelson, R. L1., Calculation of stresses mode shapes and frequencies of shell structures using doubly-curved finite elements, C. E. G. B. pub. No. RD/L/N _187/77. No part of this thesis, in whole or in part, has been submitted elsewhere for the award of a higher degree or qualification. Unless otherwise stated the work is the candidates own.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8578

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