This study presents a transient nonlinear finite element analysis within the realm of a multi-body dynamics formulation for determining the dynamic response of a moderately thick laminated shell undergoing a rapid and large rotational motion and nonlinear elastic deformations. Nonlinear strain measure and rotation, as well as the transverse shear deformation, are explicitly included in the formulation in order to capture the proper motion-induced stiffness of the laminate. The equations of motion are derived from the virtual work principle. The analysis utilizes shear deformable shallow shell element along with the co-rotational form of the updated Lagrangian formulation. The shallow shell element formulation is based on the Reissner-Mindlin and Marguerre theory.
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