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 was 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 to structures in marine environments are shown.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|ISBN (Print)||3804204422, 9789061918363|
|State||Published - 1988|
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