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 Trigonometric function used to formulate a multi-nodal finite tubular element
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title: Trigonometric function used to formulate a multi-nodal finite tubular element
authors: Fonseca, E. M. M.
Melo, F. J. M. Q. de
Oliveira, C. A. M.
keywords: Multi-nodal
Finite tubular ring element
Pinching loads
Trigonometric functions
issue date: Feb-2007
publisher: Elsevier
abstract: It is presented an alternative formulation to solve the problem of the deformation analysis for tubular element under pinching loads. The solution is based on a new displacement field defined from a total set of trigonometric functions. The solution is developed in a multi-nodal finite tubular ring element with a total of eight degrees of freedom per section considered. The purpose of this paper is to provide an easy alternative formulation when compared with a complex finite shell element or beam element analysis for the same application. Several case studies presented have been compared and discussed with numerical analyses results reported by other authors and the results obtained with a shell element from a Cosmos/M® programme.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/8391
ISSN: 0093-6413
publisher version/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechrescom.2006.06.008
source: Mechanics Research Communications
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