A solidshell transition element for geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite structures Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the incremental equations of motion of a continuous medium and the total Lagrangian description, three different elements, i.e. degenerated shell element, 3D continuum element and solidshell transition element, are developed for the geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite structures. Compatibility and completeness requirements are stressed in modelling shelltype structures in order to assure the convergence of the finite element analysis. A number of laminated plate and shell examples are presented to demonstrate the validity and efficiency of various elements. Copyright 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Liao, C. L., Reddy, J. N., & Engelstad, S. P.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Liao, CL||Reddy, JN||Engelstad, SP

publication date

  • August 1988