Many circular elastic membranes used in practice involve nonuniform thickness, which is a main source of error that affects the functionality of the membrane. An analytical framework is developed in this paper to solve the deflection profile of a pressurized circular membrane with nonuniform thickness. The nonlinear solution is established within the deformed configuration. The results are compared with finite-element simulation with good agreement.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Engineering Mechanics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2007|
Bibliographical noteThe work was supported in part by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, NY, and in part by NSF CMMI-0407743 and CMMI-0643726. The writer is benefited from discussion with Professor John Hutchinson at Harvard University.
- Elastic deformation