A Shell-Continuum Transition Finite Element.
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF
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A finite element analysis procedure for axisymmetric shell problems including regions where shell theory is not applicable is developed. This procedure allows for the analysis of complex shell structures using a combination of shell and elasticity finite elements. A transition element for linking these two incompatible elements is developed. The inclusion of the transition element is accomplished through the addition of a subroutine to an existing finite element program. Example solutions are included to demonstrate the accuracy and utility of the procedure. Author
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