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Analysis of Shells With Flat Elements

  • Eugenio Oñate
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Part of the Lecture Notes on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Sciences book series (LNNMES)

Abstract

A shell can be seen, in essence, as the extension of a plate to a nonplanar surface. The non-coplanarity introduces axial (membrane) forces in addition to flexural (bending and shear) forces, thus providing a higher overall structural strength.

Keywords

Shell Element Transverse Shear Plate Element Composite Laminate Plate Control Domain 
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© International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenio Oñate
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  1. 1.International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) School of Civil EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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