## Abstract

The lowest eigenmode of thin axisymmetric shells is investigated for two physical models (acoustics and elasticity) as the shell thickness (2ε) tends to zero. Using a novel asymptotic expansion we determine the behavior of the eigenvalue λ(ε) and the eigenvector angular frequency k(ε) for shells with Dirichlet boundary conditions along the lateral boundary, and natural boundary conditions on the other parts. First, the scalar Laplace operator for acoustics is addressed, for which k(ε) is always zero. In contrast to it, for the Lamé system of linear elasticity several different types of shells are defined, characterized by their geometry, for which k(ε) tends to infinity as ε tends to zero. For two families of shells: cylinders and elliptical barrels we explicitly provide λ(ε) and k(ε) and demonstrate by numerical examples the different behavior as e tends to zero.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 89-110 |

Number of pages | 22 |

Journal | Operator Theory: Advances and Applications |

Volume | 258 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2017 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Axisymmetric shell
- Developable shell
- Koiter
- Lamé
- Sensitive shell