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Non-classical aspects of Kirchhoff type shells

Dhas, B and Roy, D (2020) Non-classical aspects of Kirchhoff type shells. In: Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics . (In Press)

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12356-020-00057-5


Kirchhoff type shells are continuum models used to study the mechanics of thin elastic bodies; these are largely based on the theory of surfaces. Here, we report a reformulation of Kirchhoff shells using the theory of moving frames. This reformulation permits us to treat the deformation and the geometry of the shell as two separate entities. The structure equations which represent the familiar torsion and curvature free conditions (of the ambient space) are used to combine deformation and geometry in a compatible way. From such a perspective, Kirchhoff type theories have non-classical features which are similar to the equations of defect mechanics (theory of dislocations and disclinations). Using the proposed framework, we solve a boundary value problem and thus demonstrate, to an extent, the importance of moving frames. © 2020, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Boundary value problems; Continuum mechanics; Deformation, Continuum model; Dislocations and disclinations; Elastic body; Kirchhoff; Moving frame; Structure equations; Type theory, Shells (structures)
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2020 08:22
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2020 08:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67474

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