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Cross-section deformation, geometric stiffening, and locking in the nonlinear vibration analysis of beamsFree, publicly-accessible full text available January 20, 2023
Abstract The performance of the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF) tetrahedral element in the analysis of liquid sloshing is evaluated in this paper using a total Lagrangian nonincremental solution procedure. In this verification study, the results obtained using the ANCF tetrahedral element are compared with the results of the ANCF solid element which has been previously subjected to numerical verification and experimental validation. The tetrahedral-element model, which allows for arbitrarily large displacements including rotations, can be systematically integrated with computational multibody system (MBS) algorithms that allow for developing complex sloshing/vehicle models. The new fluid formulation allows for systematically increasing themore »
The continuity of the position-vector gradients at the nodal points of a finite element mesh does not always ensure the continuity of the gradients at the element interfaces. Discontinuity of the gradients at the interface not only adversely affects the quality of the simulation results, but can also lead to computer models that do not properly represent realistic physical system behaviors, particularly in the case of soft and fluid material applications. In this study, the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF) finite elements are used to define general curvature-continuity conditions that allow for eliminating or minimizing the discontinuity of the positionmore »