sfepy.terms.terms_shells module¶
Terms implementing shell elements.

class
sfepy.terms.terms_shells.
Shell10XTerm
(name, arg_str, integral, region, **kwargs)[source]¶ The shell10x element term based on the ReissnerMindlin theory [1], [2], corresponding to a shell of thickness .
The term requires a custom 3D quadrature, where the components of quadrature point coordinates are transformed from to , and the quadrature weights are multiplied by . The variables and have to use
Shell10XField
and have six components. The reference element mapping is implemented byShell10XMapping
. The term does not implement the piezoelectric components of the shell10x element yet.The term has to be used with quadrilateral cells in 3D and should behave as the linear elastic term, but with fewer degrees of freedom for the same accuracy for shelllike structures. The shell has six degrees of freedom in each of the four nodes: , . The strain and stress vectors are calculated in a local (corotational) coordinate system given by basis vectors , and . It holds that
where
is a nodal DOF transformation matrix.
The local displacements , and at any point in the layer characterized by the isoparametric coordinates , and () are interpolated from the nodal displacement and rotation values (i.e. both membrane and bending components) using standard isoparametric approximation functions for a quadrilateral, hence
where , and are the bending components of displacements calculated from displacements due to rotations and about local nodal axes as
where . The local nodal axes are constructed in order to describe the behavior of warped (nonplanar) elements adequately.
The term employs three shell element enhancements:
 DSG method
 EAS method
 drilling rotations lock (parameter  a good value is about )
For detailed theoretical information see the references.
[1] Zemčík, R., Rolfes, R., Rose, M. and Tessmer, J. (2006), HighPerformance 4Node Shell Element with Piezoelectric Coupling Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures Vol. 13, Iss. 5, doi:10.1080/15376490600777657
[2] Zemčík, R., Rolfes, R., Rose, M. and Teßmer, J. (2007), Highperformance fournode shell element with piezoelectric coupling for the analysis of smart laminated structures. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng., 70: 934–961. doi:10.1002/nme.1909
Definition: Call signature: dw_shell10x (material_d, material_drill, virtual, state)
Arguments:  material_d :
 material_drill :
 virtual :
 state :

arg_shapes
= {‘state’: 6, ‘material_d’: ‘6, 6’, ‘virtual’: (6, ‘state’), ‘material_drill’: ‘.: 1’}¶

arg_types
= (‘material_d’, ‘material_drill’, ‘virtual’, ‘state’)¶

geometries
= [‘3_2_4’]¶

get_fargs
(mtx_d, drill, virtual, state, mode=None, term_mode=None, diff_var=None, **kwargs)[source]¶

get_physical_qps
()[source]¶ Get physical quadrature points corresponding to the term region and integral.

integration
= ‘custom’¶

name
= ‘dw_shell10x’¶

poly_space_base
= ‘shell10x’¶