Analysis of nonlinear dynamic response and dynamic buckling for laminated shallow spherical thick shells with damage

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Abstract

Based on the nonlinear theory of shallow spherical thick shells and the damage mechanics, a set of nonlinear equations of motion for the laminated shallow spherical thick shells with damage subjected to a normal concentrated load on the top are established. According to Hertz law, the contact force acted upon the shells is determined due to the impact of a mass, and it is related to the mass and initial velocity of the striking object, the geometrical and physical character of the shell. By using the finite difference method and the time increment procedure, the nonlinear equations are resolved. In the numerical examples, the effects of the damage, the initial velocity, and mass of the striking object, the shells' geometrical parameters on the dynamic responses and dynamic buckling of the laminated shallow spherical thick shells are discussed.

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