Verification Examples

A membrane is stretched by means of isotropic prestress between two radii of two concentric cylinders not lying in a plane parallel to the vertical axis. Find the final minimal shape of the membrane - the so-called helicoid, and determine the surface area of the resulting membrane. The add-on module RF-FORM-FINDING is used for this purpose. Elastic deformations are neglected both in RF-FORM-FINDING and in analytical solution, also self-weight is neglected in this example.

A cylindrical membrane is stretched by means of isotropic prestress. Find the final minimal shape of the membrane - catenoid. Determine the maximum radial deflection of the membrane. The add-on module RF-FORM-FINDING is used for this purpose. Elastic deformations are neglected both in RF-FORM-FINDING and in analytical solution, also self-weight is neglected in this example.

A cable is loaded by means of the uniform load. This causes the deformed shape in the form of the circular segment. Determine the equilibrium force of the cable to obtain the given sag of the cable. The add-on module RF-FORM-FINDING is used for this purpose. Elastic deformations are neglected both in RF-FORM-FINDING and in analytical solution, also self-weight is neglected in this example.

A spherical balloon membrane is filled with gas with atmospheric pressure and defined volume (these values are used for FE model definition only). Determine the overpressure inside the balloon due to the given isotropic membrane prestress. The add-on module RF-FORM-FINDING is used for this purpose. Elastic deformations are neglected both in RF-FORM-FINDING and in analytical solution, self-weight is also neglected in this example.

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