In this work, an equivalent continuum of a barrel gridshell is introduced. Constitutive identification procedures based on periodic homogenization are provided in the literature for this purpose, based on a flat Representative Element Volume (REV), notwithstanding that the geometry of the structures concerned is curved. Therefore, the novelty of the present study is the selection of a curved REV to obtain the equivalent elastic constants. The numerical validation of the identification procedure is made comparing gridshell response to that of the equivalent shell under homogeneous load conditions. Finally, in order to highlight the effect of the curved geometry on the constitutive law of the continuum, the response of the proposed model is also compared to that of a continuum obtained from a flat REV.

Varano, V., Gabriele, S., Salerno, G., Regalo, M.L. (2021). Equivalent Shell Model of Elastic Gridshells Including the Effect of the Geometric Curvature. APPLIED MECHANICS, 2, 630-649 [10.3390/applmech2030036].

Equivalent Shell Model of Elastic Gridshells Including the Effect of the Geometric Curvature

valerio varano
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
stefano gabriele
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Ginevra Salerno
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Maria Luisa regalo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2021

Abstract

In this work, an equivalent continuum of a barrel gridshell is introduced. Constitutive identification procedures based on periodic homogenization are provided in the literature for this purpose, based on a flat Representative Element Volume (REV), notwithstanding that the geometry of the structures concerned is curved. Therefore, the novelty of the present study is the selection of a curved REV to obtain the equivalent elastic constants. The numerical validation of the identification procedure is made comparing gridshell response to that of the equivalent shell under homogeneous load conditions. Finally, in order to highlight the effect of the curved geometry on the constitutive law of the continuum, the response of the proposed model is also compared to that of a continuum obtained from a flat REV.
Varano, V., Gabriele, S., Salerno, G., Regalo, M.L. (2021). Equivalent Shell Model of Elastic Gridshells Including the Effect of the Geometric Curvature. APPLIED MECHANICS, 2, 630-649 [10.3390/applmech2030036].
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