Nonlinear elastic deformations of moderately thick laminated shells subjected to large and rapid rigid-body motion

A. Barut, E. Madenci, A. Tessler

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-57
Number of pages17
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics

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