CEE 571 - Computational Plates & Shells

Spring 2023

Computational Plates & ShellsONL70927ONL4 -     C. Armando Duarte

Course Description

Classical and first-order shear deformable plate and shell models: assumptions, applicability, valid boundary conditions, analytical solutions; finite element methods for plates and shells: convergence, instabilities, shear and membrane locking, mixed methods for plates and shells; implementation and verification of finite elements for plates and shells; buckling of plates and shells; boundary layer effects; and introduction to high order hierarchical plates and shell models and to isogeometric analysis of shells are covered in this course.

Credit Hours

4 hours


Undergraduate degree and CEE 471 or TAM 551. Credit or current registration in CEE 570 Finite Element Methods or ME 471 Finite Element Analysis.

Subject Area

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering