MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 219, 20182nd Baltic Conference for Students and Young Researchers (BalCon 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||29 October 2018|
Impact of single-layer dome modelling on the critical load capacity
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture,
al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 7,
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the study an attempt was made to evaluate the effect produced by the modelling of the single-layer lattice dome on its critical load capacity. The modelling concerned the means of connecting bars in a node, bars of the lattice dome, and the effect of geometric imperfections. Taking steel covers, two basic means of modelling of how bars are connected in the node can be distinguished, namely pin and rigid joints. In the study, the pin joint was SBP-1 type connector, whereas the rigid joint - WABI-1 connector. In the description of bars, truss and frame elements were employed. Each element accounted for geometric nonlinearities in the Lagrange description. Regarding a frame element, the physical relationships represented the elastic behaviour of the structure with the use of the Hooke’s law. With respect to the compression truss elements, a nonlinear relationship resulting from experimental investigations was additionally employed. Stability analysis of the structure was performed by means of the Finite Element Method using Abaqus and Robot Structural Analysis software. In order to obtain the load-displacement relations, the Riks arc length method was used. The analysis was focused on global modes of stability loss due to snap-through and bifurcation.
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