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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 22
ADVANCES IN FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES
Edited by: M. Papadrakakis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper I.12

Adaptive Mesh Generation on Arbitrarily Curved Shell Elements

M. Baumann, J. Riccius and K. Schweizerhof

Insitute for Mechanics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M. Baumann, J. Riccius, K. Schweizerhof, "Adaptive Mesh Generation on Arbitrarily Curved Shell Elements", in M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Advances in Finite Element Techniques", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 75-85, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.22.1.12
Abstract
The study presents an adaptive finite element formulation for four node curved shell elements based on Reissner-Mindlin theory. It is of particular interest to provide adaptive schemes which take into account the real geometry of shell structures e.g. given by CAD data and for which also the real geometry of the boundary condition is considered. Thus for linear shell analysis different error estimates are given for the discretization of the geometry (a-priori indicator) and the solution of the finite element anlysis (a-posteriori indicator). Some applications and the efficiency of the algorithm are demonstrated using selected examples.

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