Published in Finite Elements in Analysis and Design Vol. 47 (9), pp. 982-990, 2011
doi: 10.1016/j.finel.2011.03.014


This paper presents a formulation for analysis of thin elastic membranes using a rotation-free shell element within an explicit time integration strategy. The applications presented are isotropic/anisotropic rectangular membranes under shear forces and fabric drapes falling over a pedestal. Results are compared with other numerical results existing in the literature.

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Published on 01/01/2011

DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2011.03.014
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