H. Stolarski, T. Belytschko

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A corotational velocity-strain formulation for the large deflection analysis of curved shells is presented. The curvature of the shell is treated through the use of a shallow shell theory within each element. It is shown by recourse to a simple curved beam model that the use of the shallow shell theory introduces a reasonably accurate representation of moment-membrane coupling but introduces excessive energy absorption in the bending response unless reduced integration is employed. Results are given for a number of problems to verify this analysis and to study the effectiveness of curved elements; in the problems considered, the advantage of curved elements over straight elements is at most moderate and often absent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-193
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes
EventNew Concepts in Finite Elem Anal, Presented at The Appl Mech Conf - Boulder, Colo
Duration: Jun 22 1981Jun 24 1981


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