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A simple finite element triangle for thin shell analysis is presented. It has only nine translational degrees of freedom and is based on a total Lagrangian formulation. Large strain plasticity [...]

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This paper is confined to the study of thin shells. The aim is to summarize the different theories used and to examine the assumptions upon which each of them is based. The intention is [...]

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A methodology for the geometrically nonlinear analysis of orthotropic shells using a rotation-free shell triangular element is developed. The method [...]

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The simulation of the contact within shells, with all of its different facets, represents still an open challenge in Computational Mechanics. Despite [...]

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The problem related to the derivation of conforming deep shell finite elements is examined in the light of the thin shell theory and using the classical [...]