1.I Introduction
In the first volume we discussed quite generally linear problems of elasticity and of field equations. In many practical applications the limitation of linear elasticity or more generally of linear behaviour precludes obtaining an accurate assessment of the solution because of the presence of nonlinear effects and/or because of the geometry having a thin dimension in one or more directions. In this volume we describe extensions to the formulations previously introduced which permit solutions to both classes of problems. Nonlinear behaviour of solids takes two forms: material nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity. The simplest form of a nonlinear material behaviour is that of elasticity for which the stress is not linearly proportional to the strain. More general situations are those in which the loading and unloading response of the material is different. Typical here is the case of classical elastoplastic behaviour. When the deformation of a solid reaches a state for which the undeformed and deformed shapes are substantially different a state of $finite deformation occurs. In this case it is no longer possible to write linear straindisplacement or equilibrium equations on the undeformed geometry. Even before finite deformation exists it is possible to observe buckling or load bifurcations in some solids and nonlinear equilibrium effects need to be considered. The classical Euler column where the equilibrium equation for buckling includes the effect of axial loading is an example of this class of problem. Structures in which one dimension is very small compared with the other two define plate and shell problems. A plate is a flat structure with one thin direction which is called the thickness, and a shell is a curved structure in space with one such small thickness direction. Structures with two small dimensions are called beams, frames, or rods. Generally the accurate solution of linear elastic problems with one (or more) small dimension(s) cannot be achieved efficiently by using the threedimensional finite element formulations described in Chapter 6 of Volume 1 and conventionally in the past separate theories have been introduced. A primary reason is the numerical illconditioning which results in the algebraic equations making their accurate solution difficult to achieve. In this book we depart from past tradition and build a much stronger link to the full threedimensional theory.
This volume will consider each of the above types of problems and formulations which make practical finite element solutions feasible. We establish in the present chapter the general formulation for both static and transient problems of a nonlinear kind. Here we show how the linear problems of steady state behaviour and transient behaviour discussed in Volume 1 become nonlinear. Some general discussion of transient nonlinearity will be given here, and in the remainder of this volume we shall primarily confine our remarks to quasistatic (i.e. no inertia effects) and static problems only. In Chapter 2 we describe various possible methods for solving nonlinear algebraic equations. This is followed in Chapter 3 by consideration of material nonlinear behaviour and the development of a general formulation from which a finite element computation can proceed. We then describe the solution of plate problems, considering first the problem of thin plates (Chapter 4) in which only bending deformations are included and, second, the problem in which both bending and shearing deformations are present (Chapter 5). The problem of shell behaviour adds inplane membrane deformations and curved surface modelling. Here we split the problem into three separate parts. The first, combines simple flat elements which include bending and membrane behaviour to form a faceted approximation to the curved shell surface (Chapter 6). Next we involve the addition of shearing deformation and use of curved elements to solve axisymmetric shell problems (Chapter 7). We conclude the presentation of shells with a general form using curved isoparametric element shapes which include the effects of bending, shearing, and membrane deformations (Chapter 8). Here a very close link with the full threedimensional analysis of Volume 1 will be readily recognized. In Chapter 9 we address a class of problems in which the solution in one coordinate direction is expressed as a series, for example a Fourier series. Here, for linear material behavior, very efficient solutions can be achieved for many problems. Some extensions to nonlinear behaviour are also presented. In the last part of this volume we address the general problem of finite deformation as well as specializations which permit large displacements but have small strains. In Chapter 10 we present a summary for the finite deformation of solids. Basic relations for defining deformation are presented and used to write variational forms related to the undeformed configuration of the body and also to the deformed configuration. It is shown that by relating the formulation to the deformed body a result is obtain which is nearly identical to that for the small deformation problem we considered in Volume 1 and which we expand upon in the early chapters of this volume. Essential differences arise only in the constitutive equations (stressstrain laws) and the addition of a new stiffness term commonly called the geometric or initial stress stiffness. For constitutive modelling we summarize alternative forms for elastic and inelastic materials. In this chapter contact problems are also discussed. In Chapter 11 we specialize the geometric behaviour to that which results in large displacements but small strains. This class of problems permits use of all the constitutive equations discussed for small deformation problems and can address classical problems of instability. It also permits the construction of nonlinear extensions to plate and shell problems discussed in Chapters 48 of this volume. In Chapter 12 we discuss specialization of the finite deformation problem to address situations in which a large number of small bodies interact (multiparticle or granular bodies) or individual parts of the problem are treated as rigid bodies.
In the final chapter we discuss extensions to the computer program described in Chapter 20 of Volume 1 necessary to address the nonlinear material, the plate and shell, and the finite deformation problems presented in this volume. Here the discussion is directed primarily to the manner in which nonlinear problems are solved. We also briefly discuss the manner in which elements are developed to permit analysis of either quasistatic (no inertia effects) or transient applications.
and displacements as
+ b, = piii,
above, and in the sequel, we always use the convention that repeated indices in a term are summed over the range of the index. In addition, a partial derivative with respect to the coordinate xi is indicated by a comma, and a superposed dot denotes partial differentiation with respect to time. Similarly, moment equilibrium (balance of angular momentum) yields symmetry of stress given indicially as
ff..
'I
= ff..
.I'
(1.4)
Equations (1.3) and (1.4) hold at all points xi in the domain of the problem R. Stress boundary conditions are given by the traction condition tI. = ff..n. = t. (13) J ' J I for all points which lie on the part of the boundary denoted as r r . A variational (weak) form of the equations may be written by using the procedures described in Chapter 3 of Volume 1 and yield the virtual work equations given by'.8.9
In the above Cartesian tensor form, virtual strains are related to virtual displacements as (1.7) In this book we will often use a transformation to matrix form where stresses are given in the order
=
"J
1 )
= [ffll = [ G x
ff22
0).
O33
gz?
ff12
OYJ
ff23
ff,;
ff31
1'
T
(1.8)
ffz,]
and strains by
where symmetry of the tensors is assumed and 'engineering' shear strains are introduced as* Ti, = 2EiI (1.10) to make writing of subsequent matrix relations in a consistent manner. The transformation to the six independent components of stress and strain is performed by using the index order given in Table 1.1. This ordering will apply to
* This form is necessary to allow the internal work always to be written a s cTs
Index value 2 22
yy
3 33
:z
4 12 21
X Y ? '
VY
5 23 32 J'r
3)'
6 31
13
?.Y .Y:
many subsequent developments also. The order is chosen to permit reduction to twodimensional applications by merely deleting the last two entries and treating the third entry as appropriate for plane or axisymmetric applications. In matrix form, the virtual work equation is written as (see Chapter 3 of Volume 1)
Finite element approximations to displacements and virtual displacements are denoted by (1.12) u(x, t) = N(x)u(t) and Su(x) = N(x)SU or in isoparametric form as u(6, t)
=
x(S) = N(6)x
(1.13) (1.14)
and may be used to compute virtual strains as in which the threedimensional straindisplacement matrix is given by [see Eq. (6.1 l), Volume 11
(1.15)
In the above, U denotes timedependent nodal displacement parameters and 6U represents arbitrary virtual displacement parameters. Noting that the virtual parameters 6U are arbitrary we obtain for the discrete problem* (1.16) M U + P(o) = f where
M
f
JI!
NTpN dR
(1.17)
= jnNTbdfl
.I
NTtdr
(1.18)
r r
* For simplicity we omit direct damping which leads to the term Cu (see Chapter 17, Volume I )
and P(o) =
In
= DE
BTodR
(1.19)
The term P is often referred to as the stress divergence or stress force term. In the case of linear elasticity the stress is immediately given by the stressstrain relations (see Chapter 2, Volume 1) as
(T
(1.20)
when effects of initial stress and strain are set to zero. In the above the D are the usual elastic moduli written in matrix form. If a displacement method is used the strains are obtained from the displacement field by using
E =
B U
(1.21)
P(o) =
BTDBdo)
= Ku
(1.22)
in which K is the linear stiffness matrix. In many situations, however, it is necessary to use nonlinear or timedependent stressstrain (constitutive) relations and in these cases we shall have to develop solution strategies directly from Eq. (1.19). This will be considered further in detail in later chapters. However, at this stage we simply need to note that
(r
= C(E)
(1.23)
quite generally and that the functional relationship can be very nonlinear and occasionally nonunique. Furthermore, it will be necessary to use a mixed approach if constraints, such as near incompressibility, are encountered. We address this latter aspect in Sec. 1.2.4; however, before doing so we consider first the manner whereby solution of the transient equations may be computed by using stepbystep time integration methods discussed in Chapter 18 of Volume 1.
and now the equilibrium equation (1.16) at each discrete time t,, residual form as
Qn+l = f , + l

may be written in a
M4l.I
P,+l
=0
( 1.24)
(1.25) Using the GN22 formulae, the discrete displacements, velocities, and accelerations are linked by [see Eq. (18.62), Volume 11
un+l = u , + a t U , + ; ( l
U , +1
/32)At2iin+92At2iin+,
(1.26) (1.27)
=U ,
+ (1 
P I ) Alii,
PI
Alii, + 1
where At = tnil  t,. Equations (1.26) and (1.27) are simple, vector, linear relationships as the coefficient PI and P2 are assigned a priori and it is possible to take the basic unknown in Eq. (1.24) as any one of the three variables at time step n + 1 (Le. u , , + ~ ,U n + l or & + I ) . In such schemes we A very convenient choice for explicit schemes is that of ii,+ take the constant P2 as zero and note that this allows un+ I to be evaluated directly from the initial values at time t, without solving any simultaneous equations. Immediately, therefore, Eq. (1.24) will yield the values of i,+ I by simple inversion of matrix M. If the M matrix is diagonalized by any one of the methods which we have discussed in Volume 1, the solution for ii,+ I is trivial and the problem can be considered solved. However, such explicit schemes are only conditionally stable as we have shown in Chapter 18 of Volume 1 and may require many time steps to reach a steady state solution. Therefore for transient problems and indeed for all static (steady state) problems, it is often more efficient to deal with implicit methods. Here, most conveniently, u,+ can be taken as the basic variable from which U,+ and ii, + can be calculated by using Eqs (1.26) and (1.27). The equation system (1.24) can therefore be written as (1.28) *(u,,+1) = *,,+I = 0 The solution of this set of equations will require an iterative process if the relations are nonlinear. We shall discuss various nonlinear calculation processes in some detail in Chapter 2; however, the NewtonRaphson method forms the basis of most practical schemes. In this method an iteration is as given below
( 1.29)
where du: is an increment to the solution* such that
Uk+l  k
n+ 1
 UP,+ 1
k + dun
(1.30)
For problems in which path dependence is involved it is necessary to keep track of the total increment during the iteration and write
Uk + 1 = U,
,+,
+ Aut''
u,, = Auk
(1.31)
Thus the total increment can be accumulated by using the same solution increments as
Au:'
=u :
+ du:
(1.32)
 Note that an italic 'd'is used for a solution increment and an upright 'd' for a differential.
8 General problems in solid mechanics and nonlinearity in which a quantity without the superscript k denotes a converged value from a previous time step. The initial iterate may be taken as zero or, more appropriately, as the converged solution from the last time step. Accordingly,
u,,+~ 1 = u,,
giving also
Aui
=0
(1.33)
(1.34)
K;
~
dun+ I From expressions (1.24) and (1.26) we note that the above equations can be rewritten as
We note that the above relation is similar but not identical to that of linear elasticity. Here D ! is the tangent modulus matrix for the stressstrain relation (which may or may not be unique but generally is related to deformations in a nonlinear manner). Iteration continues until a convergence criterion of the form (1.35) or similar is satisfied for some small tolerance E . A good practice is to assume the tolerance at half machine precision. Thus, if the machine can compute to about 16 digits of accuracy, selection of E = lo' is appropriate. Additional discussion on selection of appropriate convergence criteria is presented in Chapter 2. Various forms of nonlinear elasticity have in fact been used in the present context and here we present a simple approach in which we define a strain energy W as a function of E
W
= W(E) = W(E,)
dW
de
(1.36)
If the nature of the function W is known, we note that the tangent modulus D : becomes
The algebraic nonlinear solution in every time step can now be obtained by the process already discussed. In the general procedure during the time step, we have 1 to take an initial value for u , ~ + for ~ , example, u , + ~= u, (and similarly for u , + l and ii17+]) and then calculate at step 2 the value of at k = 1, and obtain
(1.37)
As in Volume 1 we introduce independent parameters E,: and p describing volumetric change and mean stress (pressure), respectively. The strains may now be expressed in a mixed form as
E =
I,, (SU)
+ f mE,
+ mp
(1.38)
= Id6
(1.39)
where 6 is the set of stresses deduced directly from the strains, incremental strains, or strain rates, depending on the particular constitutive model form. For the present we shall denote this stress by
6 = IS(&)
( I .40)
where we note it is not necessary to split the model into mean and deviatoric parts. The Galerkin (variational) equations for the case including transients are now given by
(1.41)
E, M E,
= N,E,
Si = Nu&,
6p = 6p = Np6p
= IdBU +fmN,E,,
and
6 ~ , 62, = N,6E,
6~= Id B 6U + f mN,SE,
( 1.42)
in which B is the standard straindisplacement matrix given in Eq. (1.15). Similarly, the stresses in each element may be computed by using
IS
= Id8
+ mN,p
(1.43)
where again 6 are stresses computed as in Eq. (1.40) in terms of the strains E . Substituting the element stress and strain expressions from Eqs (1.42) and (1.43) into Eq. (1.41) we obtain the set of finite element equations
P+MU=f
Pp  c p=0
CTE,
( 1.44)
+ EU = 0
where
P=
Jn B T c d R ,
P, =
E=
+ J N:mTirdR
n
Jn
N,m
BdR
(1.45)
If the pressure and volumetric strain approximations are taken locally in each element and N, = N, it is possible to solve the second and third equation of (1.44) in each element individually. Noting that the array C is now symmetric positive definite, we may always write these as p = c  1 P, (1.46) E , = C'Eu = Wu The mixed strain in each element may now be computed as
( 1.47)
where B,
= N,W
( 1.48)
defines a mixed form of the volumetric straindisplacement equations. From the above results it is possible to write the vector P in the alternative forms''.'
'
'=I
BTcdR
(1
(1 S O )
in which we note the inclusion of the transpose of the matrices appearing in the expression for the mixed strain given in Eq. (1.47). Based on this result we observe that it is not necessary to compute the true mixed stress except when reporting final results where, for situations involving near incompressible behaviour, it is crucial to compute explicitly the mixed pressure to avoid any spurious volumetric stress effects.
The last step in the process is the computation of the tangent for the equations. This is straightforward using forms given by Eq. (1.40) where we obtain dir
=
DTd&
Use of Eq. (1.47) to express the incremental mixed strains then gives (1.51) It should be noted that construction of a modified modulus term given by
requires very few operations because of the sparsity and form of the arrays In and m. Consequently, the multiplications by the coefficient matrices B and B, in this form is far more efficient than constructing a full B as B=IdB+fmB, (1.53)
and operating on DT directly. The above form for the mixed element generalizes the result in Volume 1 and is valid for use with many different linear and nonlinear constitutive models. In Chapter 3 we consider stressstrain behaviour modelled by viscoelasticity, classical plasticity, and generalized plasticity formulations. Each of these forms can lead to situations in which a nearly incompressible response is required and for many examples included in this volume we shall use the above mixed formulation. Two basic forms are considered: fournoded quadrilateral or eightnoded brick isoparametric elements with constant interpolation in each element for oneterm approximations to N , and Nl, by unity; and ninenoded quadrilateral or 27noded brick isoparametric elements with linear interpolation for N, and N, .* Accordingly, in two dimensions we use
N,, = N ,
=
[1
<
77
771
or
[1
[l
Y
1.1
y
<]
or
.Y
z]
The elements created by this process may be used to solve a wide range of problems in solid mechanics, as we shall illustrate in later chapters of this volume.
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arising from finite deformation. In Volume 3 nonlinear effects will be considered for various fluid mechanics situations. However, nonlinearity also may occur in many other problems and in these the techniques described in this chapter are still universally applicable. An example of such situations is the quasiharmonic equation which is encountered in many fields of engineering. Here we consider a simple quasiharmonic problem given by (e.g. heat conduction)
p ~ $ VTq Q(4)
(1.54)
with suitable boundary conditions. Such a form may be used to solve problems ranging from temperature response in solids, seepage in porous media, magnetic effects in solids, and potential fluid flow. In the above, q is a flux and generally this can be written as
q = q(4,V4)= k ( A V4)V4
The source term Q ( 4 ) also can introduce nonlinearity. A discretization based on Galerkin procedures gives after integration by parts of the q term the problem
(1.55) and is still valid if q and/or Q (and indeed the boundary conditions) are dependent on 4 or its derivatives. Introducing the interpolations
(1.56)
c&
P,($) = 0
(1.57)
where
C= P,=
f
=
.I,

NTpcNdR NTqdR

1
I!
I!
(1.58)
NTQ($) dR
J'
Tu
NTq,ldT
Equation (1.57) may be solved following similar procedures described in Chapter 18, Volume 1. For instance, just as we did with GN22 we can now use G N 1 1 as
@,I+
I =
4% + ( 1  Q
+ Q&+
(1.59)
Once again we have the choice of using &+ I or $ n + as the primary solution variable. To this extent the process of solving transient problems follows absolutely the same lines as those described in the previous section (and indeed in the previous volume) and need not be further discussed. We note again that the use of as the chosen variable will allow the solution method to be applied to static or steady state problems in which the first term of Eq. (1.54) becomes zero.
+,+,
a( T  T,)' (1.60) dn with n # 1. Here (Y is a convective heat transfer coefficient and T, is an ambient external temperature. We shall show two examples to illustrate the above. The first concerns the freezing of ground in which the latent heat of freezing is represented by varying the material properties with temperature in a narrow zone, as shown in Fig. 1.1. Further, in the transition from the fluid to the frozen state a variation in conductivity occurs. We now thus have a problem in which both matrices C and P [Eq. (1 .58)] are variable, and solution in Fig. 1.2 illustrates the progression of a freezing front which was derived by using the threepoint (Lees) a l g ~ r i t h m l ~ with .'~ C = C,7and P = P,. A computational feature of some significance arises in this problem as values of the specific heat become very high in the transition zone and, in time stepping can be missed if the temperature step straddles the freezing point. To avoid this difficulty and keep the heat balance correct the concept of enthalpy is introduced, defining
H
=
dT k=
so
T
pcdT
(1.61)
Now, whenever a change of temperature is considered, an appropriate value of pc is calculated that gives the correct change of H . The heat conduction problem involving phase change is of considerable importance in welding and casting technology. Some very useful finite element solutions of these problems have been obtained.14 Further elaboration of the procedure described above is given in reference 15.
Fig. 1.1 Estimation of thermophysical properties in phase change problems. The latent heat effect is approximated by a large capacity over a small temperature interval 2AT.
The second nonlinear example concerns the problem of spontaneous ignition.'6 We will discuss the steady state case of this problem in Chapter 3 and now will be concerned only with transient cases. Here the heat generated depends on the temperature
 T Q = Se
(1.62)
and the situation can become physically unstable with the computed temperature rising continuously to extreme values. In Fig. 1.3 we show a transient solution of a sphere at an initial temperature of T = 290 K immersed in a bath of 500 K. The solution is given for two values of the parameter bwith k = pc = 1, and the nonlinearities are now so severe that an iterative solution in each time increment is necessary. For the larger value of b the temperature increases to infinite value in a$nite time and the time interval for the computation had to be changed continuously to account for this. The finite time for this point to be reached is known as the induction time and is shown in Fig. 1.3 for various values of 8. The question of changing the time interval during the computation has not been discussed in detail, but clearly this must be done quite frequently to avoid large changes of the unknown function which will result in inaccuracies.
Structural dynamics
Here the examples concern dynamic structural transients with material and geometric nonlinearity. A highly nonlinear geometrical and material nonlinearity generally occurs. Neglecting damping forces, Eq. (1.16) can be explicitly solved in an efficient manner. If the explicit computation is pursued to the point when steady state conditions are approached, that is, until ii = u z 0 the solution to a static nonlinear problem is obtained. This type of technique is frequently efficient as an alternative to the methods
a .VI
+Ln ._
f3
cn t .N
a ,
L L
'*!
c
6 .LL
Fig. 1.3 Reactive sphere. Transient temperature behaviour for ignition (6 = 16) and nonignition ( h = 2) cases: (a) induction time versus FrankKamenetskii parameter; temperature profiles; (b) temperature profiles for ignition (d = 16) and nonignition (&= 2) transient behaviour of a reactive sphere.
described above a n d in Chapter 2 and has been applied successfully in the context of finite differences under the name of dynamic relaxation for the solution of nonlinear static problems. T w o examples of explicit dynamic analysis will be given here. The first problem, illustrated in Plate 3, is a large threedimensional problem and its solution was obtained with the use of a n explicit dynamic scheme. In such a case implicit schemes would be totally inapplicable and indeed the explicit code provides a very efficient solution of the crash problem shown. It must. however. be recognized that such
Fig. 1.4 Crash analysis: (a) mesh at t = Oms; (b) mesh at t = 20ms; (c) mesh a t t = 40 ms.
final solutions are not necessarily unique. As a second example Figure 1.4 shows a typical crash analysis of a motor vehicle carried out by similar means.
 structures
We have mentioned in Chapter 19, Volume 1, the essential problem involving interaction of the soil skeleton or matrix with the water contained in the pores. This problem is of extreme importance in earthquake engineering and here again solution
Fig. 1.5 Retaining wall subjected to earthquake excitation comparison of experiment (centrifuge) and calculations l a
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of transient nonlinear equations is necessary. As in the mixed problem which we referred to earlier, the variables include displacement, and the pore pressure in the fluid p. In Chapter 19 of Volume 1, we have in fact shown a comparison between some centrifuge results and computations showing the development of the pore pressure arising from a particular form of the constitutive relation assumed. Many such examples and indeed the full theory are given in a recent text,'' and in Fig. 1.5 we show an example of comparison of calculations and a centrifuge model presented at a 1993 workshop known as VELACS19. This figure shows the displacements of a big retaining wall after the passage of an earthquake, which were measured in the centrifuge and also calculated.
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