Stress analysis of functionally graded shells using a 7-parameter shell element Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Elsevier Ltd In this paper, finite element stress analysis of functionally graded structures using a high-order spectral/hp shell finite element is presented. The shell element is based on a seven-parameter first-order shear deformation theory in which the seventh parameter, in addition to the usual six degrees of freedom, is the thickness stretch. The continuum shell element is utilized for the numerical simulations of the fully geometrically nonlinear response of functionally graded elastic shell structures. Several nontrivial shell problems are considered to report deflections and stresses, the latter being the main focus of the current paper. It is found that the stresses computed in the current study agree only in some cases with those of ANSYS and/or ABAQUS and thus requires additional study to determine the cause of the disagreement.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rivera, M. G., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Rivera, Miguel Gutierrez||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • December 2016