On the Nonlinear Analysis of Shells

  • Dominique Chapelle
  • Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Part of the Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics book series (COMPFLUID)


The nonlinear analysis of shells is today clearly a very large field, in which much research and development has taken place, so that at present many nonlinear analyses can be performed with confidence in engineering practice, see for example (Bathe, 1999, 2001a; Ibrahimbegović & Krätzig, 2002).

Our objective in this chapter is to merely outline the process of nonlinear shell analysis, and to thus indicate that all the theory regarding the fundamentals of shell analysis presented in the previous chapters is directly applicable to the nonlinear analysis of shells as well.


Nonlinear Analysis Nite Element Shell Analysis Shell Problem Basic Shell Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Chapelle
    • 1
  • Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
    • 2
  1. 1.INRIA Paris-RocquencourtLe ChesnayFrance
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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