Vibration and Nonlinear Dynamics of Plates and Shells - Applications of Flat Triangular Finite Elements

This e-book focuses on the vibrational and nonlinear aspects of plate and shell structure dynamics by applying the finite element model. Specifically, shell finite elements employed in the ...
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Introduction

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Meilan Liu and Cho W. S. To

Abstract

This chapter consists of three sections. Objectives and scope of the book are given in Section 1.1. Section 1.2 outlines the organization. Notes on computer programming are included in the last section.

Keywords:

Vibration analysis, nonlinear dynamics, plates, shells, box structures, mixed formulation, finite element method, flat triangular shell elements.

Affiliation:

Department of Mechanical Engineering Lakehead University Thunder Bay Ontario Canada