Finite element analysis of flexible dams made of rubber-textile composites.

G. Bolzon, B. A. Schrefler, R. Vitaliani

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The application of numerical techniques to the analysis of flexible dams made of rubber textile composites is described. This involves a geometrically nonlinear problem of fluid structure interaction where the structural shape is load dependent and the load is deformation dependent. The problem is solved by a geometrically nonlinear finite element analysis of rubber membranes within a total Lagrangian framework. Tension rods stiffening the inflated dams are also considered. Examples relating the structures in marine environments are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherA.A. Balkema
ISBN (Print)3804204422, 9789061918363
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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