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Generalized Conforming Membrane and Shell Elements

  • Zhi-Fei Long
  • Song Cen

Abstract

Besides the various plate problems discussed in the previous chapters, the idea of the generalized conforming element has already been successfully generalized to many other area. As the final chapter of Part II, this chapter mainly introduces some research achievements on the applications of the generalized conforming element method for isoparametric membrane element (Sect. 11.2), membrane element with drilling freedoms (Sects. 11.3 and 11.4), flat-shell element (Sect. 11.5), curved shell element (Sects. 11.6 and 11.7) and shell element for geometrically nonlinear analysis (Sects. 11.8 and 11.9). Thus, the universal significa nee of the generalized conforming theory can be clearly illustrated.

Keywords

finite element generalized conforming membrane element shell element 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi-Fei Long
    • 1
  • Song Cen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanics & Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining & TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of AerospaceTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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