The MITC3+ shell element enriched in membrane displacements by interpolation covers

Hyungmin Jun, Kyungho Yoon, Phill Seung Lee, Klaus Jürgen Bathe

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In this paper, we significantly improve the membrane behavior of the previously published 3-node triangular MITC3+ shell element through the use of interpolation covers. We give the formulation of the improved MITC3+ element for linear and nonlinear large displacement analyses. The 3-node shell element passes the basic tests, namely the isotropy, patch, and zero energy mode tests, and we illustrate the excellent performance of the element in various standard test problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-480
Number of pages23
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. NRF-2018R1A2B3005328 ). We also thank San Kim at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for his valuable comments.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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