Free vibration analysis of singly curved shells using the isogeometric finite strip method

A. Borković*, G. Radenković, D. Majstorović, S. Milovanović, D. Milašinović, R. Cvijić

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A novel method for the spatial discretization of two-dimensional domains is derived and applied to the problem of free vibrations of singly curved shells. This new method utilizes a tensor product of two independent families of lines to discretize the geometry and kinematics of a surface. The first family consists of NURBS functions which are implemented in agreement with the isogeometric approach. The second family of lines is a carefully selected series which satisfies boundary conditions a priori. The present hybrid formulation unifies spatial discretization schemes of the semi-analytical Finite strip method and the Isogeometric analysis. The obtained method inherits many features of both of the underlying techniques, e.g., high continuity in both directions, decoupling of the governing equations, and exact initial geometry. Thorough numerical analysis shows that this novel method is well-suited for the efficient and accurate free vibration analysis of singly curved thin shells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107125
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Finite strip method
  • Free vibrations
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Singly curved shells
  • Thin-walled structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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