Record number :
893841
Title of article :
Rigid body concept for geometric nonlinear analysis of 3D frames, plates and shells based on the updated Lagrangian formulation Original Research Article
Author/Authors :
Y.B. Yang، نويسنده , , Angela S.P. Lin، نويسنده , , C.S. Chen، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2006
Pages :
15
From page :
1178
To page :
1192
Abstract :
In the nonlinear analysis of elastic structures, the displacement increments generated at each incremental step can be decomposed into two components as the rigid displacements and natural deformations. Based on the updated Lagrangian (UL) formulation, the geometric stiffness matrix [kg] is derived for a 3D rigid beam element from the virtual work equation using a rigid displacement field. Further, by treating the three-node triangular plate element (TPE) as the composition of three rigid beams lying along the three sides, the [kg] matrix for the TPE can be assembled from those of the rigid beams. The idea for the UL-type incremental-iterative nonlinear analysis is that if the rigid rotation effects are fully taken into account at each stage of analysis, then the remaining effects of natural deformations can be treated using the small-deformation linearized theory. The present approach is featured by the fact that the formulation is simple, the expressions are explicit, and all kinds of actions are considered in the stiffness matrices. The robustness of the procedure is demonstrated in the solution of several benchmark problems involving the postbuckling response.
Keywords :
Beam , Geometric nonlinear analysis , Plate , Shell , Rigid element , Postbuckling
Journal title :
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Serial Year :
2006
Link To Document :
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