Numerical analysis of cylindrical shell stability interacting with inhomogeneous soil

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The research is aimed at determining the critical buckling load of the spatial model “shell - soil” system in the case of inhomogeneous physical and mechanical soil properties along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical shell in a nonlinear formulations of the task. Methods. The task is solved by a numerical method using a finite element complex ANSYS. Two calculated cases of the spatial model “shell - soil” system are compiled. The soil is divided into two equal parts with different physical and mechanical properties. The problem was solved in geometrically, physically and constructively nonlinear statement. Nonlinearity is due to the need to find the contact zone through an iterative process and determine the time-varying position of the shell. The soil is modeled by volumetric elements, each consisting of twenty nodes. The shell is modeled by flat elements, each consisting of four nodes. Contact elements of one-side action are used. Critical buckling load are determined relative to the actual load of its own weight. Results. Critical loads are obtained from two calculated cases of the spatial model “shell - soil” system. There is a comparative analysis of the results. An assessment of the stability margin of the shell relative to the actual load is given.

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Sergey B. Kosytsyn

Russian University of Transport

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3241-0683

adviser of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, D.Sc. in Engineering, Professor of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics

9 Obraztsova St, bldg 9, Moscow, 127994, Russian Federation

Vladimir Yu. Akulich

Russian University of Transport

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9467-5791

PhD student, Department of Theoretical Mechanics

9 Obraztsova St, bldg 9, Moscow, 127994, Russian Federation


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