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A Continuation Procedure for the Quasi-Static Analysis of Materially and Geometrically Nonlinear Structural Problems

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 34, 20156 Milano, Italy
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Math. Comput. Appl. 2019, 24(4), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/mca24040094
Received: 14 October 2019 / Revised: 29 October 2019 / Accepted: 30 October 2019 / Published: 2 November 2019
Discussed is the implementation of a continuation technique for the analysis of nonlinear structural problems, which is capable of accounting for geometric and dissipative requirements. The strategy can be applied for solving quasi-static problems, where nonlinearities can be due to geometric or material response. The main advantage of the proposed approach relies in its robustness, which can be exploited for tracing the equilibrium paths for problems characterized by complex responses involving the onset and propagation of cracks. A set of examples is presented and discussed. For problems involving combined material and geometric nonlinearties, the results illustrate the advantages of the proposed hybrid continuation technique in terms of efficiency and robustness. Specifically, less iterations are usually required with respect to similar procedures based on purely geometric constraints. Furthermore, bifurcation plots can be easily traced, furnishing the analyst a powerful tool for investigating the nonlinear response of the structure at hand. View Full-Text
Keywords: continuation methods; bifurcations; limit points; cohesive elements continuation methods; bifurcations; limit points; cohesive elements
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Bellora, D.; Vescovini, R. A Continuation Procedure for the Quasi-Static Analysis of Materially and Geometrically Nonlinear Structural Problems. Math. Comput. Appl. 2019, 24, 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/mca24040094

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Bellora D, Vescovini R. A Continuation Procedure for the Quasi-Static Analysis of Materially and Geometrically Nonlinear Structural Problems. Mathematical and Computational Applications. 2019; 24(4):94. https://doi.org/10.3390/mca24040094

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Bellora, Davide, and Riccardo Vescovini. 2019. "A Continuation Procedure for the Quasi-Static Analysis of Materially and Geometrically Nonlinear Structural Problems" Mathematical and Computational Applications 24, no. 4: 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/mca24040094

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