H-adaptive methods for nonlinear dynamic analysis of shell structures

Sang Ho Lee, Ted Belytschko

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The implementation and application of h-adaptivity in an explicit finite element program for nonlinear structural dynamics is described. Particular emphasis is placed on developing procedures for general purpose structural dynamics programs and efficiently handling adaptivity in shell elements. New projection techniques for error estimation and projecting variables on new meshes after fission or fusion are described. Several problems of severe impact are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-204
Number of pages12
JournalShock and Vibration
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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