Murthy, SS and Gallagher, RH (1986) Triangular thin-shell finite element based on discrete kirchhoff theory. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 54 (2). pp. 197-222.Full text not available from this repository.
A three-node, curved thin-shell triangular element with simple nodal connections is developed. The displacement and rotation components are independently interpolated by complete cubic and quadratic polynomials respectively. The Kirchhoff hypothesis is enforced at a discrete number of points in the element. The rigid-body displacement condition is satisfied by isoparametric interpolation of the shell geometry within the element. A detailed numerical evaluation through a number of standard problems is performed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mathematical techniques-Finite Element Method;Stresses-Measurements;Discrte Kirchhoff theory;Strain energy;Thin-shell finite element;Domes and shells|
|Subjects:||ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics|
|Division/Department:||Structures Division, Other|
|Depositing User:||Ms. Alphones Mary|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||24 May 2010 09:38|
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