A Solution Method for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Shell Structures
Contract rept. May 1982-Jun 1983
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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A new four-node non-flat general quadrilateral shell element for geometric and material static and dynamic nonlinear analysis is presented. The element is formulated using three-dimensional continuum mechanics theory and it is applicable to the analysis of thin and thick shells. The formulation of the element and the solutions to various test and demonstrative example problems are presented and discussed.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology