## Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

## Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

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First I would like to know that for shell (and plates?) we use and define ABD matrix like laminates or not ? is it correct that in ABD matrix calculation in the integral , in a laminate , we put the transformed matrix that it's stresses are along the fibers , cause the stresses in that direction matters

and in shell we use the stiffness matrix as it is in solid condition ?

the matrial is orthotropic

and in case that we calcualte ABD matrix , how we input it for example in Abaqus ?

First I would like to know that for shell (and plates?) we use and define ABD matrix like laminates or not ? is it correct that in ABD matrix calculation in the integral , in a laminate , we put the transformed matrix that it's stresses are along the fibers , cause the stresses in that direction matters

and in shell we use the stiffness matrix as it is in solid condition ?

the matrial is orthotropic

and in case that we calcualte ABD matrix , how we input it for example in Abaqus ?

## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/...

but the matrix is defined 6 * 6 and I think in shell with one layer we shoul not talk about ABD so ?

but here in this paper

http://www.enu.kz/repository/2010/AIAA-2010-2706.p...

on page 4 , the ABD matrix is 8 * 8

what is taken into consideration and why is it called ABD here then ??!!

## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

your colorado.edu reference killed me with math ! ... looking at section 32.5, i think they're refering to their own developed elements (as opposed to NASTRAN) ... their stress vector in equ 32.36 shows three normal stresses and only one (inplane) shear stress. i expected to see a 6dof vector ... normal strain x, y, z, shear strain xy, yz, zx ?

similarly your AIAA reference, the stress vector is defined in equation 1; looks like it's some proprietary code.

I'd consult the user manual of the program you want to use, so that the stress vector is compatable with this coding.

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## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

the Colorado one is a paper I found when I was searching for ABD matrix of shell in google , but it is not discussed like this in Shell and Plate theory books , but sometimes in papers

So I don't know , is the concept written on shell n plate books comply with the one in softwares' manuals ?

do they follow the same thing ?

yet I have not got the complete Idea about the ABD matrix , when it is not a Laminate , why we use the expresssion of ABD for a shell ?

## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

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## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

can you elaborate it please ? for me , I meant before even entering the FEM , some papers mention like according to " classical model of isotropic homogeneous plates " they calculate the Stiffness matrix , and when they calculate the terms they use A , B , D terms , while the material is a one layer shell , not a laminate with fibers

## RE: Simple Question About Shell constituitve ( ABD) matrix

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