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MITC elements for a classical shell model


The formulation of nine-node mixed-interpolated shell elements based on a classical mathematical shell theory is presented, taking into account some fundamental considerations for the finite element analysis of shells. The elements are based on the Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Components (MITC) approach, but the assumed covariant strain fields are applied only for the membrane and shear components. Two different types of elements are considered, depending on whether or not geometric approximations are included in the formulation. The performance of the proposed elements is illustrated with a well-established test problem - the Scordelis-Lo roof.

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hal-00839227 , version 1 (27-06-2013)



Dominique Chapelle, D.L. Oliveira, M.L. Bucalem. MITC elements for a classical shell model. Computers & Structures, 2003, 81, pp.523-533. ⟨10.1016/S0045-7949(02)00408-X⟩. ⟨hal-00839227⟩
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