A higher-order facet quadrilateral composite shell element

Kant, Tarun ; Khare, Rakesh K. (1997) A higher-order facet quadrilateral composite shell element International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 40 (24). pp. 4477-4499. ISSN 0029-5981

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A C0 finite element formulation of flat faceted element based on a higher-order displacement model is presented for the analysis of general, thin-to-thick, fibre reinforced composite laminated plates and shells. This theory incorporates a realistic non-linear variation of displacements through the shell thickness, and eliminates the use of shear correction coefficients. The discrete element chosen is a nine-noded quadrilateral with five and nine degrees of freedom per node. A comparison of results is also made with the 2-D thin classical and 3-D exact analytical results, and finite element solutions with 9-noded first-order element.

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Keywords:Shell Element; Higher-order Theory; Facet Composite Shell Element; Flat Shell Element; Finite Element Method; Shear Deformable Flat Shell Element
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