Non-linear static and dynamic response of spherical shells
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AbstractIn the present investigation an analytical technique using Chebyshev series expansion has been presented and used to study the non-linear transient behavior of shallow spherical shells with and without damping. The two coupled non-linear differential equation governing the shallow shell behavior are initially linearised using Taylor's series expansion. Results have been presented for three types of transient loadings, namely, step function, N-shaped pulse and sine wave pulse. It is shown that accurate results can be obtained using a five terms Chebyshev series expansion which is unlikely in the conventional methods.

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