The finite element method for thin-walled members-applications

February 21, 2003

Traditionally numerous physical tests have been required to develop and verify newly proposed design procedures. The availability of powerful computers and software makes the finite element method an essential tool in such research. Analysis types, material models, elements and initial conditions that are taken into account in the finite element analysis of thin-walled structures are discussed. A list of programs developed in recent studies and example problems of the finite element method application to thin-walled structures are given.

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