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A rectangular laminated anisotropic shallow thin shell finite element

Rao, KP (1978) A rectangular laminated anisotropic shallow thin shell finite element. In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 15 (1). 13-33 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0045-7825(78)90003-8

Abstract

This report contains the details of the development of the stiffness matrix for a rectangular laminated anisotropic shallow thin shell finite element. The derivation is done under linear thin shell assumptions. Expressing the assumed displacement state over the middle surface of the shell as products of one-dimensional first-order Hermite interpolation polynomials, it is possible to insure that the displacement state for the assembled set of such elements, to be geometrically admissible. Monotonic convergence of the total potential energy is therefore possible as the modelling is successively refined. The element is systematically evaluated for its performance considering various examples for which analytical or other solutions are available

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2010 09:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/32382

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