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Calculation of global properties of a multi-layered solid wood structure using Finite Element Analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Finite Element Method (FEM) is a powerful numerical tool which, combined with the fast development of Computer Science in the lastdecades, had made possible to perform mechanical analysis of a widerange of bodies and boundary conditions.

However, the complexity of some cases may turn the calculationprocess too slow and sometimes even unaffordable for most computers. This work aims to simplify an intricate system of layers withdifferent geometries and material properties by approximating itthrough a homogeneous material, with unique mechanical parameters.Besides the Finite Element analysis, a theoretical model is created, in order to understand the basis of the problem, and, as a firstapproach, check whether the assumptions made in the FEM model areacceptable or not.

This work intends to make a small contribution to the understandingof the mechanical behaviour of the Vasa vessel, which will eventuallylead to the design of a new support structure for the ship. The preservation of the Vasa is a priority for the Swedish Property Board, as it is one of the main monuments of Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
TVE, 16 071
Keyword [en]
finite elements, wood mechanics, homogenization of solids, multi-layered solid
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298677ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-TVE 16 071OAI: diva2:946864
Available from: 2016-07-07 Created: 2016-07-06 Last updated: 2016-07-07Bibliographically approved

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