Advanced computer calculations in the design of shell structures

J M Rotter

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Abstract

The high efficiency of shell structures leads them to be widely used in a huge variety of applications: food and drink containers, cars and vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft, and large storage structures. Steel shell structures are most used in civil engineering as silos, tanks, pipelines, chimneys, towers and masts. Offshore structures present another example.

The new Eurocode 3 for the Strength and Stability of Shells is innovative in a number of ways. Amongst other features, it is the first standard of its kind to include codification of the use of computer analyses of different types, together with careful definitions of the manner in which the results must be interpreted into a limit state design framework. This paper describes some features of this regulation, and presents some of the difficulties that both the user and the code drafting panel must address.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationADVANCES IN STEEL STRUCTURES, VOLS I & II, PROCEEDINGS
EditorsSL Chan, JG Teng, KF Chung
Place of PublicationAMSTERDAM
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages27-42
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)0-08-044017-7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures - HONG KONG
Duration: 9 Dec 200211 Dec 2002

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures
CityHONG KONG
Period9/12/0211/12/02

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