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Chapter 62: Girkmann Problem using Axisymmetric Shell Elements

62 Girkmann Problem using Axisymmetric Shell Elements

Summary 1178

Introduction 1179

Problem Statement

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Results and Discussions

Conclusion 1184

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Modeling Details

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Input File(s)

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Video 1185

References 1185

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Summary

 Title Chapter 62: Girkmann Problem using Axisymmetric Shell Elements Contact Features • Use of axisymmetric shell elements • Use of MPCs Geometry Material Properties E = 20.59 GPa  = 0  = 3335.71 kg\m 3 for sperical shell subjected to gravity loading. , Same material properties except density is used for the stiffening ring not subjected to gravity loading. , Analysis Type • Use of axisymmetric shell element (CAXISYM) • Use of MPCs Boundary Condition Boundary conditions of axisymmetry, Uy = 0 at the free end of the sperical shell. Applied loads • Gravity loading for the axisymmetric shell • Uniform normal pressure of 27.306 KPa is applied at the base AB of the stiffening ring Element Type • 2-node axisymmetric shell element CAXISYM • 4-node axisymmetric solid quad element CQUADX FE Results 1. Interface shear force per unit circumference length between spherical shell and solid stiffener. 2. Interface bending moment per unit circumference length. 3. Meridional angle at which maximum bending moment occurs and the value of maximum bending moment per unit circumference length.

Introduction

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This example showcases the capability of CAXISYM elements. The problem demonstrated here was first discussed by PitkÄaranta et al. (References). The FEA solution of the Girkmann problem was obtained and compared with the solutions obtained by classical methods.

Problem Statement

A spherical shell of thickness

angle

sperical shell is

The notation is shown in Figure 62-1. The z axis is the axis of rotational symmetry.

h = 0.06m

Rc = 15.00m

a = 0.60m

and

is connected to a stiffening ring at the meridional

. The radius of the midsurface of the

= 2   9 40 

. The dimensions of the ring are:

.

b = 0.50m

Rm = Rc sin Figure 62-1 Girkmann Problem

Consider gravity loading only. The equivalent (homogenized) unit weight of the material comprised of the shell and

The resultant of PAB equals the weight of the structure. Assume that the stiffening ring is weightless. The goals of the computations are as follows:

. Assume that uniform normal pressure PAB is acting at the base AB of the stiffening ring.

32.69 KN\m3

To find the shear force at the interface between spherical shell and stiffening ring.

To find the maximum bending moment.

To find the meridional angle at which the maximum bending moment occurs.

Modeling Details

The spherical shell was modeled with axisymmetric shell element and stiffening ring with axisymmetric solid elements as shown in Figure 62-2.

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FEA Model

Element Modeling

The spherical shell was modeled with 2-node axisymmetric shell elements CAXISYM. The properties for CAXISYM were entered as given below:

PAXISYM

The CAXISYM elements were defined as given below:

2

1

0.06

prop_axi

 CAXISYM 769 2 830 831 CAXISYM 770 2 831 832 CAXISYM 771 2 832 833 CAXISYM 772 2 833 834 CAXISYM 773 2 834 835

The solid stiffener was modeled with axisymmetric solid element CQUADX. First, the properties PLPLANE for the CQUADX were defined:

 PLPLANE 1 2 prop_axi PSHLN2 1 2 + + C4 AXSOLID L prop_axi The CQUADX elements were defined as given below, CQUADX 1 1 1 10 11 2 CQUADX 2 1 2 11 12 3 CQUADX 3 1 3 12 13 4 … Material Properties The material properties were modeled by using MAT1 entry as given below: MAT1 12.059+10 0.0 3335.71 0.0 mat_axi_ MAT1 22.059+10 0.0 mat_axi_

As Nastran applies gravity over the entire model by default, two material cards were defined. The material without density was used for solid stiffener modeled with CQUADX so that the gravity load does not get applied on it.

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Transformations and MPCs

To ensure the compatibility of rotational degrees of freedom between axisymmetric solid and shell elements, MPCs were used. For the convenience of defining MPCs, transformations using local coordinate systems were defined for the node at the junction between axisymmetric shell and axisymmetric solid elements, Figure 62-3 Local Coordinate System CORD2R 1 0 15. 17.8763 0.0 15. 17.8763 15.+ + 15.0193017.89930 0.0

Then MPCs were defined between the node at the junction and the other nodes at the interface as given below:

 MPC 1 187 2 1. 1185 2 -1. + + 1185 6 0.03 MPC 3 186 2 1. 1185 2 -1. + + 1185 6 0.02625 MPC 17 91 2 1. 1185 2 -1. + + 1185 6 -0.03 …

For CAXISYM and CQUADX elements, the axis conventions for axisymmetry are: Y-axis is the axis of symmetry and X-axis defines the radial direction. The symmetry boundary conditions of the axisymmetric problem was defined

constraining the axial degree of freedom

SPC

Gravity load was applied on the axisymmetric shell elements as given below:

GRAV

Pressure loading was applied at the bottom face of the solid stiffener. Pressure value was multiplied by Nastran convention for the application of the pressure edge load on the axisymmetric problem.

as per the

Uy = 0

2

1.

of the node which lies on the axis of symmetry.

0.0

0.0

-9.81

0.0

1

3

830

2

 PLOADX1 4 353 171425. 386 387 0 PLOADX1 4 354 171425. 387 388 0

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Analysis Parameters

Subcase corresponding to the loadcase that contains above loads and the boundary conditions were defined and analysis was carried out by SOL 400 by using following parameters:

\$# NASTRAN Control Section \$# File Management Section NASTRAN SYSTEM (316)=19

ASSIGN OUTPUT2 = 'girk_fo_s400.op2', UNIT = 12, FORM = FORMATTED \$# Executive Control Section SOL 400 CEND ECHO = NONE \$# Case Control Section SUBCASE 1 STEP 1 \$ Subcase name: DefaultLoadCase

\$LBCSET SUBCASE1

DefaultLbcSet

TITLE=DefaultLoadCase SET 10 = 769 THRU 1123 SET 20 = 830 THRU 1185 MPC = 33 SPC = 1 LOAD = 6 DISPLACEMENT (SORT1, PLOT, PRINT, REAL) =ALL NLSTRESS (SORT1, PLOT, PRINT, REAL, VONMISES, CENTRE) =ALL GPFORCE (PLOT, PRINT) =20 ANALYSIS = LNSTAT

Results and Discussions Figure 62-4

Results

The f06 file generated out of the analysis was studied carefully and the STRESS-XY for the axisymmetric shell element CAXISYM 1123 were noted as

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Interface shear force/circumference length

Interface shear force/ circumference length

= sig-xy * shell thickness

= -1.577151E+04 * 0.06

= 946.3 KN/m

The grid point force balance for the interface element CAXISYM 1123 is as given below,: So the bending moment/circumference at the interface i:

= 3475.662*2*π*r

= 3475.662*2*3.14159*15

= 36.878 N.m/m

In order to calculate the maximum bending moment and its location, we need to find the maximum bending stress and its location. Now in order to calculate the bending stress one must know the stress distribution for the shell element. The f06 file reports the stresses for upper layer and lower layer (i.e., LAYER I and LAYER 2) for the CAXISYM elements. For example, the bending stress for the CAXISYM element 1123 is calculated as given below: The bending stress can also be calculated as

Bending stress

= [Total stress (LAYER 1) – Total stress (LAYER 5)]/2

= [(-4.711647E+05) – (-3.562409E+05)]/2

= -57461.9 N/m2

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The bending stress values for all CAXISYM elements are calculated like this and the node where the max. bending stress occurs was noted. At that particular node, the bending moment would be maximum. Figure 62-5 shows the variation of bending moment/thickness (N.m/m) with meridional angle. Figure 62-5

Bending Moment vs. Meridional Angle

The maximum bending moment of 255.126 N.m/m occurs at the meridional angle of 38.15° as shown in Figure 62-5.

Conclusion

The following table shows the comparison of the results obtained from FEA modeling with that of theoretical one,

 Results MD Nastran Theory % Error Moment (Nm/m) 36.878 36.81 0.18% Q1 (N/m) -946.291 -943.6 0.29% Max. Moment (Nm/m) 255.126 253.97 0.46% Angle (degrees) 38.150 38.08 0.18%

Input File(s)

 Files Description MD Nastran input for Girkmann problem using axisymmetric shell and solid elements.

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Video

Click on the image or caption below to view a streaming video of this problem; it lasts approximately 20 minutes and explains how the steps are performed. References

PitkÄaranta, J., Babuska, I. and Szabo, B. The Problem of Verification with Reference to the Girkmann Problem. IACM Expressions. 24, January 2009, 14-15.