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In this work a solid finite element based on a Total Lagrangian Formulation using logarithmic strains is combined with a classical assumed strain approach of the transverse strains for thick shells. The target is to use the element for shell simulations without shear locking. The [...]

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This paper extends the capabilities of previous BST and EBST rotation‐free thin shell elements to the analysis of kinked and branching surfaces. The computation of the curvature tensor [...]

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A new bilinear four‐noded quadrilateral element (called quadrilateral linear refined zigzag) for the analysis of composite laminated and sandwich plates/shells based on the refined zigzag [...]

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The paper describes the application of the simple rotation‐free basic shell triangle (BST) to the non‐linear analysis of shell structures using an explicit dynamic formulation. The [...]

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The reliable computation of shell structures requires a tool to assess and control the quality of the finite element solution. For practical purposes, the quality of the numerical solution must be measured using a quantity of engineering interest rather than in the standard energy [...]