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The process modeling was done by an application of the finite element method based on the Lagrangian formulation and assuming both the membrane theory and the incompressibility of the composite material.
Alumae demonstrated that by taking the edge effect of axisymmetric stress state into consideration, the method gives only negligible corrections to the value of the critical load determined by the membrane theory [28].
Based on the elastic membrane theory, the equilibrium equation along the vertical direction is
Based on the membrane theory, failure occurs when the wrinkles propagate completely around the circumference; from (3), the failure moment is expressed as [21]
By analogy with the previous chapter, the analytical procedure of an approximate analysis of roofs on the circular plan is based on the membrane theory of depressed shells and is put into efect depending on the dimensionless parameter [bar.S] = 0,125qR / Et, relative longitudinal rigidity of the boundary support [bar.k] = [(EA).sub.k] / EtR and coefcient [beta], which specifes the surface form (Trofmov, Yeremeyev 1990).

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