A thick anisotropic plate element in the framework of an absolute nodal coordinate formulation
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In this research, the incorporation of material anisotropy is proposed for the large-deformation analyses of highly flexible dynamical systems. The anisotropic effects are studied in terms of a generalized elastic forces (GEFs) derivation for a continuum-based, thick, and fully parameterized absolute nodal coordinate formulation plate element, of which the membrane and bending deformation effects are coupled. The GEFs are first derived for a fully anisotropic, linearly elastic material, characterized by 21 independent material parameters. Using the same approach, the GEFs are obtained for an orthotropic material, characterized by nine material parameters. Furthermore, the analysis is extended to the case of nonlinear elasticity; the GEFs are introduced for a nonlinear Cauchy-elastic material, characterized by four in-plane orthotropic material parameters. Numerical simulations are performed to validate the theory for statics and dynamics and to observe the anisotropic responses in terms of displacements, stresses, and strains. The presented formulations are suitable for studying the nonlinear dynamical behavior of advanced elastic materials of an arbitrary degree of anisotropy.
KeywordsAbsolute nodal coordinate formulation Thick plate Anisotropy Nonlinear elasticity Nonlinear dynamics Large deformation
The operation was partially financed by the European Union, European Social Fund.
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