Geometric non-linear structural analysis by spline finite element method.
Date of Issue1996
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The development presented in this thesis is geometrically non-linear analysis using the C1-spline finite elements. The formulation is based on the general geometrically non-linear strain-displacement relations derived from Novozhilov's theory. It is well known that a serious drawback of C degree elements is their exposure of the shear locking phenomenon. The present development can remove this restriction for non-linear structural analysis by finite element method.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
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