Lecture Notes on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Sciences

Finite Rotation Shells

Basic Equations and Finite Elements for Reissner Kinematics

Authors: Wisniewski, K.

  • Develops shell equations with drilling rotation from various sets of 3D equations with rotations,
  • Expounds the role of the Rotation Constraint equation as a means to introduce the drilling rotation,
  • Describes and evaluates several enhanced, mixed, and mixed/enhanced 4-node elements with drilling rotations,
  • Presents a fairly complete set of numerical test for shells,
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This book covers theoretical and computational aspects of non-linear shells. Several advanced topics of shell equations and finite elements, not included in standard textbooks on finite elements, are addressed.

Key features include: several sets of 3D equations with the rotations introduced by either the polar decomposition equation or the rotation constraint equation; shell equations based on Reissner kinematics for finite rotations and strains, formulated in terms of different strains and stresses; a comprehensive account of finite rotations, including their properties and parameterization, as well as the algorithmic issues pertaining to rotation parameters; a comprehensive description and evaluation of several enhanced, mixed, and mixed/enhanced 4-node elements; a selection of useful remedies for such problems as: poor accuracy of in-plane shear strain, transverse shear locking, over-stiffening of warped elements, locking in sinusoidal bending, and deterioration of accuracy for extremely thin elements; a large set of numerical benchmarks for finite rotation shells; an extensive bibliography and comprehensive index.

Shells have been a subject of the author’s research for years, and all the methods described in the book have been implemented and tested in the field.

The book can be useful for graduate students, professional engineers, and researchers specializing in shells, Finite Elements and applied numerical methods.

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“This outstanding, very important and useful book presets a modern continuum mechanics and mathematical framework to study the physical behaviours of shells, and to formulate and evaluate finite element procedures. … The monograph is written in an accessible and self-contained manner. It will be of interest to mathematicians and engineers working in solid mechanics. Moreover, it would be good as a textbook for graduate courses in mechanics of elastic shells (specializing in shells, finite elements and applied numerical methods).” (Ján Lovíšek, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 g)

“The objective is to provide a comprehensive introduction to finite rotation shells and to nonlinear shell finite elements. The book is intended for both teaching and self-study, and emphasizes fundamental aspects and techniques of the subject. This book also contains several topics related to nonlinear shells such as the parametrization of finite rotations, the methods of inclusion of the drilling rotation, various methods of treating the normal strain, and the mixed finite elements.” (V. Leontiev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1201, 2011)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finite Rotation Shells
Book Subtitle
Basic Equations and Finite Elements for Reissner Kinematics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Sciences
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8761-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8761-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8760-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3198-1
Series ISSN
1877-7341
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 483
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