To overcome the issue of spurious maximum eigenfrequencies leading to small steps in explicit time integration, a recently proposed selective mass scaling technique, specifically conceived for 8-node hexahedral solid-shell elements, is reconsidered for application to layered shells,where several solid-shell elements are used through the thickness of thin-walled structures. In this case, the resulting scaled mass matrix is not perfectly diagonal. However, the introduced coupling is shown to be limited to the nodes belonging to the same fiber through the thickness, so that the additional computational burden is almost negligible and by far compensated by the larger size of the critical time step. The proposed numerical tests show that the adopted mass scaling leads to a critical time step size which is determined by the element in-plane dimensions only, independent of the layers number, with negligible accuracy loss, both in small and large displacement problems.

8-Node solid-shell elements selective mass scaling for explicit dynamic analysis of layered thin-walled structures

CONFALONIERI, FEDERICA;GHISI, ALDO FRANCESCO;PEREGO, UMBERTO
2015

Abstract

To overcome the issue of spurious maximum eigenfrequencies leading to small steps in explicit time integration, a recently proposed selective mass scaling technique, specifically conceived for 8-node hexahedral solid-shell elements, is reconsidered for application to layered shells,where several solid-shell elements are used through the thickness of thin-walled structures. In this case, the resulting scaled mass matrix is not perfectly diagonal. However, the introduced coupling is shown to be limited to the nodes belonging to the same fiber through the thickness, so that the additional computational burden is almost negligible and by far compensated by the larger size of the critical time step. The proposed numerical tests show that the adopted mass scaling leads to a critical time step size which is determined by the element in-plane dimensions only, independent of the layers number, with negligible accuracy loss, both in small and large displacement problems.
cutting, mass_scaling, solid_shell
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