Thick Shell Elements with Optimal Transverse Shear Interpolation

  • Motoharu Tateishi
  • Joop C. Nagtegaal
  • S. Nakazawa
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In this paper, a systematic approach is presented to construct thick shell elements which have optimal transverse shear interpolation. The technique is demonstrated for the design of an 8-node quadrilateral shell element. A series of numerical elements are carried out which demonstrate that the element is both robust and accurate for thin and thick plate and shell analysis.


Shell Element Patch Test Transverse Shear Interpolation Function Thick Shell 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoharu Tateishi
    • 1
  • Joop C. Nagtegaal
    • 2
  • S. Nakazawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Nippon MARC Company, LtdNishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160Japan
  2. 2.MARC Analysis Research CorporationPalo AltoUSA

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