ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202104.0494.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Acoustics Keywords: Catenary; surface of revolution; Gauss curvature; minimal surface; shells; deformation; stress; Maple
Online: 19 April 2021 (14:03:24 CEST)
The catenary shells of revolution are widely used in constructions due to their unique mechanics' feature. However, no publications on this type of shells can be found in the literature. To have a better understanding of the deformation and stress of the catenary shells of revolution, we formulate the principal radii for two kinds of catenary shells of revolution and their displacement type governing equations. Numerical simulations are carried out based on both Reissner-Meissner mixed formulations and displacement formulations. Our investigations show that both deformation and stress response of elastic catenary shells of revolution are sensitive to its geometric parameter $c$, and reveal that the mechanics of the catenary shells of revolution does much better than the spherical shells. Two complete codes in Maple are provided.