Nonlinear buckling analysis and optimum design of Schwedler's spherical reticulated shell

Zuo Qiu Liu, Si Wei Liu

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In this paper, a computing model of a Schwedler spherical reticulated shell (SSRS) is constructed. Firstly, based the software ANSYS, an elastic buckling analysis on SSRS is carried out, and the first three critical loads of the original design project are obtained. Secondly, with the first mode of eigenvalue analysis on SSRS as the initial disfigurement, nonlinear buckling loads are obtained by nonlinear buckling analysis. Lastly, an optimum design is presented as a result of the nonlinear buckling analysis on SSRS, and some conclusion can be used in engineering design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalZhongshan Daxue Xuebao/Acta Scientiarum Natralium Universitatis Sunyatseni
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Geometric nonlinearity
  • Nonlinear buckling analysis
  • Optimum design
  • Spherical reticulated shell

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  • General

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