Development of a new pipe element for static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear problems

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Title:
Development of a new pipe element for static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear problems
Author:
Jiang, Yaqun, 1955-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study presents a new straight pipe element that enables the efficient computation of large, three-dimensional deformations in pipes with circular cross-sections. Existing pipe elements have difficulties in applications including three-dimensional large deformations. To overcome these diffculties, the new element (called RC pipe element in this work), which supports rigid-body and constant-strain modes, is modeled using curvilinear shell coordinates and sinusoidal interpolation functions. This new element captures all stresses except the normal stress across the shell thickness (i.e. small thickness is assumed). Euler parameters are used to describe rotational rigid-body modes and are incorporated into the element's vector of degrees of freedom. Under general loading (axial, transverse, bending and torsion), the element allows large ovalization of its cross section and large, three-dimensional angular changes in the orientation of its reference axis. The formulation used to derive the element incorporates the nonlinear coupling between torsional and bending deformations. Results of the static analysis are presented for the stresses and deformations produced by combined bending and torsional loads. A comparison of these results to corresponding quantities generated by ABAQUS using a large number of 24 degree-of-freedom shell elements indicates excellent agreement and significant gains in computational efficiency because of a reduction in number of degrees of freedom. Results are also presented for the behaviour of the element in the presence of large rotational motion with internal pressure.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Aerospace.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arabyan, Ara

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a new pipe element for static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear problemsen_US
dc.creatorJiang, Yaqun, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Yaqun, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study presents a new straight pipe element that enables the efficient computation of large, three-dimensional deformations in pipes with circular cross-sections. Existing pipe elements have difficulties in applications including three-dimensional large deformations. To overcome these diffculties, the new element (called RC pipe element in this work), which supports rigid-body and constant-strain modes, is modeled using curvilinear shell coordinates and sinusoidal interpolation functions. This new element captures all stresses except the normal stress across the shell thickness (i.e. small thickness is assumed). Euler parameters are used to describe rotational rigid-body modes and are incorporated into the element's vector of degrees of freedom. Under general loading (axial, transverse, bending and torsion), the element allows large ovalization of its cross section and large, three-dimensional angular changes in the orientation of its reference axis. The formulation used to derive the element incorporates the nonlinear coupling between torsional and bending deformations. Results of the static analysis are presented for the stresses and deformations produced by combined bending and torsional loads. A comparison of these results to corresponding quantities generated by ABAQUS using a large number of 24 degree-of-freedom shell elements indicates excellent agreement and significant gains in computational efficiency because of a reduction in number of degrees of freedom. Results are also presented for the behaviour of the element in the presence of large rotational motion with internal pressure.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Aerospace.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Mechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArabyan, Araen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9729491en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34812350en_US
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