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Prism solid-shell with heterogonous and hierarchical approximation basis

Kaczmarczyk, L., Ullah, Zahur and Pearce, C. J. (2016) Prism solid-shell with heterogonous and hierarchical approximation basis. In: 24th UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: https://acme2016.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/25


A solid-shell element which does not possess rotational degrees of freedom (DOFs) and which is applicable to thin plate/shell problems is considered. The element approximation is constructed in prisms, where displacements on the upper and lower surfaces are approximated in the global coordinate system. In addition, two other fields are defined in the shell natural (local) coordinate system that represent the components of the displacement vector in both the current shell normal direction and the current shell tangent plane. To each field, an arbitrary order of approximation can be defined, and all fields reproduce a complete and conforming polynomial approximation basis for the solid prism element. It is not necessary to augment the formulation with an assumed natural strain (ANS) field or enhanced assumed strain (EAS) field or to use reduced integration, making the element ideally suited for geometrically and physically nonlinear problems.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:solid shell, large deformations, hierarchical approximation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
ID Code:38581
Deposited By: Dr Zahur Ullah
Deposited On:05 Sep 2017 10:59
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:31

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