HOMOGENIZED AND NON-CLASSICAL BEAM THEORIES IN SHIP STRUCTURAL DESIGN - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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2019
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en
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12
742-753
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MARINE 2019: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MARINE ENGINEERING VIII
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The paper gives an overview of the recent developments on the application of homogenized, non-classical beam theories used to predict the micro- and macrostructural stresses in the design of marine structures. These theories become important when ultralight-weight marine structures are developed and one needs to explore the regions where the length scales of beam openings are in the range of the characteristic lengths of the beams or when lattice/frame-type beams are used to reduce the weight of ship structures. The homogenized beam models are based on non-classical continuum mechanics that allow local bending inside the beams. This added feature allows the treatment of size effects with great accuracy. The resulting analytical and finite element models have special features in terms of shape functions and iterative solutions in non-linear problems. Non-classical beam models enable localization processes that recover the microstructural effects from homogenized solutions accurately and the models are able to handle limit states of serviceability and ultimate strength. The non-classical models are validated by experiments and 3D FE simulations of periodic beams and plates. The non-classical beam theories converge to the physically correct solutions for wider range of beam parameters than the classical beam theories do.
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Computational mechanics, Non-classical continuum mechanics, Marine Engineering, Beam theory, Homogenization
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Romanoff , J , Karttunen , A , Goncalves , B R & Reddy , J 2019 , HOMOGENIZED AND NON-CLASSICAL BEAM THEORIES IN SHIP STRUCTURAL DESIGN - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES . in R Bensow & J Ringsberg (eds) , MARINE 2019: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MARINE ENGINEERING VIII . International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) , pp. 742-753 , International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering , Gothenburg , Sweden , 13/05/2019 .