Stiffness Matrix for Shallow Rectangular Shell Elementby Jerome J. Connor, Jr.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 5, Pg. 43-66
Document Type: Journal Paper
The application of the finite element displacement method to a shallow shell is described, and a stiffness matrix for an element of rectangular plan is presented. Convergence studies are carried out for a shallow clamped hyperbolic paraboloid and the results are compared with a finite difference solution using a fine mesh spacing. Agreement to within 4% is obtained for an element size equal to twice the finite difference mesh spacing.
Subject Headings: Matrix (mathematics) | Stiffening | Mesh generation | Spacing | Finite element method | Displacement (mechanics) | Comparative studies | Convergence (mathematics)
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