In this work an isogeometric solid-shell model for geometrically nonlinear analyses is proposed. It is based on a linear interpolation through the thickness and a NURBS interpolation on the middle surface of the shell for both the geometry and the displacement field. The Green–Lagrange strains are linearized along the thickness direction and a modified generalized constitutive matrix is adopted to easily eliminate thickness locking without introducing any additional unknowns and to model multi-layered composite shells. Reduced integration schemes, which take into account the high continuity of the shape functions, are investigated to avoid interpolation locking and to increase the computational efficiency. The relaxation of the constitutive equations at each integration point is adopted in the iterative scheme in order to reconstruct the equilibrium path using large steps and a low number of iterations, even for very slender structures. This strategy makes it possible to minimize the number of stiffness matrix evaluations and decompositions and it turns out to be particularly convenient in isogeometric analyses.

An efficient isogeometric solid-shell formulation for geometrically nonlinear analysis of elastic shells

Leonetti, Leonardo
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Liguori, Francesco;Magisano, Domenico;Garcea, Giovanni
2018

Abstract

In this work an isogeometric solid-shell model for geometrically nonlinear analyses is proposed. It is based on a linear interpolation through the thickness and a NURBS interpolation on the middle surface of the shell for both the geometry and the displacement field. The Green–Lagrange strains are linearized along the thickness direction and a modified generalized constitutive matrix is adopted to easily eliminate thickness locking without introducing any additional unknowns and to model multi-layered composite shells. Reduced integration schemes, which take into account the high continuity of the shape functions, are investigated to avoid interpolation locking and to increase the computational efficiency. The relaxation of the constitutive equations at each integration point is adopted in the iterative scheme in order to reconstruct the equilibrium path using large steps and a low number of iterations, even for very slender structures. This strategy makes it possible to minimize the number of stiffness matrix evaluations and decompositions and it turns out to be particularly convenient in isogeometric analyses.
Composite shells; Geometric nonlinearities; Isogeometric analysis; MIP Newton; Reduced integration; Computational Mechanics; Mechanics of Materials; Mechanical Engineering; Physics and Astronomy (all); Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
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