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Coupling between Shell and Generalized Beam Theory (GBT) elements

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This work presents a procedure to couple shell and Generalized Beam Theory, GBT, elements. The main focus of this procedure is the possibility to model mixed beam frame structures, which the traditional shell elements are applied at the joints and GBT elements are used to model the beams/columns. Such modeling technique can use the benefits of both elements. At the joints, shell elements can easily simulate different types of geometry conditions and details, such as stiffeners and holes; meanwhile, for the beams and columns, GBT can provide high performance, accuracy and an easy modeling approach with clear results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Structural MechanicsBauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarDeutschland

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