A consistent dynamic finite element formulation for a pipe using Euler parameters

Ara Arabyan, Yaqun Jiang

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Abstract

A pipe element developed earlier for the analysis of combined large bending and torsional deformations of blood vessels under static loading is extended to model behavior in the presence of large rotations and time-varying external forces. As in the case of the earlier element, the enhanced element supports ovalization and warping of its cross-section. The enhancements presented in this paper are comprised of a mass matrix and gyroscopic effects resulting from fast rotation rates and large deformations. The effectiveness of the element is demonstrated by two examples, which simulate the three-dimensional behavior of a highly flexible pipe under dynamic loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalShock and Vibration
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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