Plates and Shells with Crack-Like Flaws

by P. K. Basu, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
N. U. Ahmed, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
K. S. Woo, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Utilization in Structural Engineering


The formulation of new hierarchial finite elements for the analysis of laminated plates and shells in the presence of flaws are discussed. The performance of the elements is evaluated with the help of a number of example problems and the results available in the published literature.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Laminated materials | Cracking | Plates | Shell structures | Mathematics | Mathematical models

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