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Title: Finite Element Analysis of Arbitrary Thin Shells
Author(s): Ray W. Clough and C. Philip Johnson
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 333-364
Keywords: arch dams; computer programs; cylindrical shells; domes (structural forms); finite element method; hyperbolic parabolic shells; reinforced concrete; shells (structural forms); stiffness methods; structural analysis
Abstract:The paper summarizes the finite element analysis procedure and discusses the approximations that are introduced in the analysis of thin shell structures. A wide range of different finite elements that have been developed for the analysis of thin shells are described, including both curved as well as planar types. Comparative performances of the different elements in the analysis of several example shell structures are described. Some conclusions are drawn with respect to the relative merit of the various elements.
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