Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-005-0404-7
Title: Membrane analysis and optimization of submerged domes with allowance for selfweight and skin cover load
Authors: Vo, K.K.
Wang, C.M. 
Chai, Y.H.
Keywords: Domes
Least weight design
Membrane analysis
Optimization
Shooting method
Submerged domes
Underwater structures
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Source: Vo, K.K., Wang, C.M., Chai, Y.H. (2006-02). Membrane analysis and optimization of submerged domes with allowance for selfweight and skin cover load. Archive of Applied Mechanics 75 (4-5) : 235-247. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-005-0404-7
Abstract: This paper is concerned with membrane analysis and optimal design of submerged domes. In addition to hydrostatic pressure, domes are also subjected to selfweight and skin cover load, which are invariably present in these types of structures. Using the membrane theory for thin shells and by adopting a fully stressed design, equations governing the meridional curve of submerged domes are derived with allowance for selfweight and skin cover load. A set of nonlinear differential equations, which correspond to a two-point boundary problem, is solved by the shooting-optimization method. Based on a family of fully stressed designs associated with a given water depth and dome height, the optimal dome shape for minimum weight is determined.
Source Title: Archive of Applied Mechanics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/65795
ISSN: 09391533
DOI: 10.1007/s00419-005-0404-7
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