Finite Element Analysis and Parametric Study of Schwedler Dome Using ABAQUS Software

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Volume-28 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Merilmol Eldhose, Rajesh A K, Ramadass S


Merilmol Eldhose, Rajesh A K, Ramadass S"Finite Element Analysis and Parametric Study of Schwedler Dome Using ABAQUS Software", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V28(7),333-338 October 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

There are different types of domes and different types of failures for the domes. This project will be focused on the schwedler domes. For understanding the behaviour of schwedler dome structure, in this project schwedler spherical dome with rigid joints are considered. Three different spans of domes are considered for analysis. The proposed dome will be modelled and analysis to be done by using software’s ABAQUS and Staad.Pro for different rise to span ratios for different load cases and results are compared. Failure of dome structure is due to buckling of members. In the present study buckling load of schwedler spherical dome is calculated.


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Schwedler dome, Abaqus 6.1, Buckling load.