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On effective material parameters of thin perforated shells under static loading.

Giani, S. and Hakula, H. (2020) 'On effective material parameters of thin perforated shells under static loading.', Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering., 367 . p. 113094.


One of the defining properties of thin shell problems is that the solution can be viewed as a linear combination of local features, each with its own characteristic thickness-dependent length scale. For perforated shells it is thus possible that for the given dimensionless thickness, the local features dominate, and the problem of deriving effective material parameters becomes ill-posed. In the general case, one has to account for many different aspects of the problem that directly affect the effective material parameters. Through a computational study we derive a conjecture for the admissible thickness-ranges. The effective material parameters are derived with a minimisation process over a set of feasible instances. The efficacy of the conjecture and the minimisation process is demonstrated with an extensive set of numerical experiments.

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Date accepted:22 April 2020
Date deposited:26 April 2020
Date of first online publication:18 May 2020
Date first made open access:18 May 2021

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