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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Nonlinear Dynamics of Flat-Surface Structures

Pp. 149-165 (17)

Meilan Liu and Cho W. S. To


This chapter deals with the nonlinear dynamic responses of structures with flat mid-surfaces, such as plates and boxes by employing the mixed formulation based three-node flat triangular nonlinear shell elements presented in Chapter 7. Geometrical nonlinearity due to large deformation, material nonlinearity due to elastic-plastic material behaviour, and various loading situation including non-conservative loads, will be investigated.


Dynamics, nonlinearities, geometrical, material, flat-surface.


Department of Mechanical Engineering Lakehead University Thunder Bay Ontario Canada