Nonlinear Geometric and Material Considerations in Shell Structures

by S. A. Schimmels, Aeronautics and Astronautics Air, Force Inst of Technology, WPAFB, United States,
A. N. Palazotto, Aeronautics and Astronautics Air, Force Inst of Technology, WPAFB, United States,



Abstract: A geometrically and materially nonlinear static shell theory allowing large displacements, rotations, and strains with parabolic shear is developed. The theory is cast into a total Lagrangian finite-element formulation for approximate solutions.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Geometrics | Shell structures | Stress analysis | Nonlinear analysis | Construction materials | Stress strain relations

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