Torsional boundary layer effects in shells of revolution undergoing large axisymmetric deformation

Research paper by F. -C. Su, L. A. Taber

Indexed on: 01 Jan '92Published on: 01 Jan '92Published in: Computational Mechanics


Numerical and asymptotic solutions are developed to the equations governing large torsional, axisymmetric deformation of rubberlike shells of revolution. The shell equations include large-strain geometric and material nonlinearities, transverse shear deformation, transverse normal stress and strain, and torsion. Both analyses allow ready incorporation of different strain-energy density functions. In the asymptotic analysis, the interior solution corresponds to that of nonlinear membrane theory and contains a primary boundary layer. The edge-zone solution gives a secondary boundary layer that, for large strain, divides into a bending-twisting moment component and a torsional-membrane component. The boundary layer behavior is illustrated for a clamped neo-Hookean cylinder subjected to internal pressure and axial torque.