An Improved Numerical Calculation Technique for Large Elastic-Plastic Transient Deformations of Thin Shells: Part 1—Background and Theoretical Formulation

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L. Morino, J. W. Leech

Aeroelastic and Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; College of Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

E. A. Witmer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 38(2), 423-428 (Jun 01, 1971) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408792 History: Received February 23, 1970; Revised June 03, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


Recent improvements are reported in both the theoretical formulation and in the finite-difference treatment of the relations governing the large-deflection elastic-plastic dynamic responses of thin shells of arbitrary shape to transient loading.

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