Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Analytical and numerical study of some variants of Koiter's linear model of thin shells

A. Vilariño Moreno


Koiter's linear model for thin shells is obtained from the classic equations of the three-dimensional linear elasticity with the Kirchhoff-Love hypothesis; the variety of formulations of this model is based on the precision of the analysis carried out. In this work we detail these simplifications, and analyse the origin and the error of some variations of the model. We also approximate some of these versions by a nonconforming finite element method and compare the numerical results over some classical bench-marks.

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