Large Rotations and Nodal Moments in Corotational Elements
J.-M. Battini

Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2008
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Keywords Large rotations, rotational vector, Euler parameters, beam elements, shell elements.
Abstract This paper deals with the parameterisation of large rotations in corotational beam and shell elements. Several alternatives, presented in previous articles, are summarised, completed and compared to each other. The implementation of applied external moments and eccentric forces, consistent with the different parameterisations, is also considered.
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