Accession Number:

ADA029208

Title:

A Shell-Continuum Transition Finite Element.

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE