Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
A description of finite element model and analysis of a shell with an infill is performed. A large diameter thin cylindrical shell structure with the edge leaning against compressible foundation soil is analyzed. Different materials are considered individually for the models of each structure shell and infill component (metal or reinforced concrete shell, and granular or elastic infill in a shell and foundation soil loaded by the structure). Contact conditions between 1) the infill and the shell’s inner surface and 2) between the foundation material and the shell edge are analyzed. An example of calculating strain conditions in the shell according to the proposed finite element model and tasks of its development process and specification are provided in this paper.
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International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Place of Publication
Busan, South Korea
Bekker, Alexander T.; Tsimbelman, Nikita Ya.; Potyanikhin, Dmitriy A.; Mamontov, Andrey I.; Bilgin, Ömer; and Chernova, Tatiana I., "Mathematical Model of the Shell with the Infill for Retaining Structures" (2014). Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Faculty Publications. 61.