Large deformation analysis of shells under impulsive loading

Evcim, Mehmet
In this thesis large deformation behavior of shell structures under high intensity transient loading conditions is investigated by means of finite element method. For this purpose an explicit finite element program is developed with interactive user interface. The developed program deals with geometric and material nonlinearities which stem from large deformation elastic - plastic behavior. Results of the developed code are compared with the experimental data taken from the literature and simulation results of the commercial finite element program Ls-Dyna. Moreover, sensitivity study is carried out for mesh size, element type and material model parameters. After the comparison and verification of the obtained results, it is concluded that converged and reasonable results are achieved.


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Citation Formats
M. Evcim, “Large deformation analysis of shells under impulsive loading,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.