Effects of Internal Boundary Layers and Sensitivity on Frequency Response of Shells of Revolution

Harri Hakula*

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New applications introduced capsule designs with features that have not been fully analysed in the literature. In this study, thin shells of revolution are used to model drug delivery capsules both with closed and open designs including perforations. The effects of internal boundary layers and sensitivity on frequency response are discussed in the special case with symmetric concentrated load. The simulations are carried out using high-order finite element method and the frequency response is computed with a very accurate low-rank approximation. Due to the propagation of the singularities induced by the concentrated loads, the most energetic responses do not necessarily include a pinch-through at the point of action. In sensitive configurations, the presence of regions with elliptic curvature leads to strong oscillations at lower frequencies. The amplitudes of these oscillations decay as the frequencies increase. For efficient and reliable analysis of such structures, it is necessary to understand the intricate interplay of loading types and geometry, including the effects of the chosen shell models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-583
Number of pages18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • boundary layers
  • finite element method
  • frequency response
  • shells


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