101-0149-00L  Plate and Shell Structures

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersT. Vogel, S. Fricker
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


101-0149-00 GFlächentragwerke2 hrs
Tue09:45-11:30HIL C 10.2 »
T. Vogel, S. Fricker

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AbstractBasic load bearing behaviour of plate and shell structures
ObjectiveComprehension of basic load bearing behaviour of plate and shell structures; knowledge of typical applications of different materials, ability to reasonably interpret and check results of numerical calculations; establish access to technical literature.
ContentIn-plane loaded plates (cartesian and polar coordinates)
Kinematics of in-plane loaded plates
Folded plate structures
Thin plates with small deflections
Circular plates
Thin plates with large deflections
Geometry of curved surfaces
Shells (basics, membrane theory, bending theory, form finding)
Lecture notesAutographie "Flächentragwerke"
- Girkmann, K.: "Flächentragwerke", Springer-Verlag, Wien, 1963, 632 pp.
- Flügge, S.: "Stresses in Shells", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1967, 499 pp.
- Hake, E. ; Meskouris,K. : "Statik der Flächentragwerke", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001
- Timoshenko, S.P.; Woinowsky-Krieger, S.: "Theory of Plates and Shells", McGraw-Hill, New-York, 1959, 580 pp.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Vogel, S. Fricker
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
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