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Numerical Evaluation of Thin-Shelled Structural Panels

Yagodich, Matthew John (2003) Numerical Evaluation of Thin-Shelled Structural Panels. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper will provide a basis for the behavior of thin shell corrugated steel structures. Up to this point, the majority of the papers concerning this subject, have been concerned with the analysis of simple arch type buildings. In addition, the panels were treated as flat, curved surfaces. Any corrugation in the panel was either neglected, or was mentioned but not handled in the analysis. Test trials were conducted to evaluate the performance of multi radius panels. A numerical analysis was then conducted to simulate the laboratory tests. The simulation is useful when evaluating larger structures of the same type of panel. The ultimate conclusions that this paper arrives to, is that a linear elastic solution cannot be used to solve problems involving thin shell arch panels. Rather, a non-linear solution is the most precise method for obtaining accurate solutions to the panel in question.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yagodich, Matthew
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLovell, Michael R
Committee MemberOnipede, Dipo
Committee MemberMarangoni, Roy D
Date: 8 May 2003
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 8 April 2003
Approval Date: 8 May 2003
Submission Date: 11 April 2003
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Degree: MSME - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: corrugated panel; non-linear; thin-shell
Other ID:, etd-04112003-105736
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:39


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