In this work, membrane and shell structures with large deformations are studied. In the structural part of this work, a new methodology for the analysis of geometrically nonlinear orthotropic membrane and rotation-free shell elements is developed based on the principal fiber orientation of the material. A direct consequence of the fiber orientation strategy is the possibility to analyze initially out-of lane prestressed membrane and shell structures. Additionally, since conventional membrane theory allows compression stresses, a wrinkling algorithm based on modifying the constitutive equation is presented. The structure is modeled with finite elements emerging from the governing equations of elastodynamics.

the fluid part of this work is governed by the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, which are modeled by stabilized equal-order interpolation finite elements.

Since the monolithic solution for these equations has the disadvantage that take great computer effort to solve large algebraic system of equations, the fractional step methodology is used to take advantage of the computational efficiency given by the uncoupling of the pressure from the velocity field. In addition, the generalized-time integration scheme for fluids is adapted to be used with the fractional step technique

# Nonlinear analysis of orthotropic membrane and shell structures including fluid-structure interaction

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Monograph

**Authors:**J. G. Valdés, E. Oñate, J. Miquel

**ISBN:**978-84-96736-37-5

**Editorial:**CIMNE

**Year of publication:**2007

**Pages:**219

**Index:**Introduction, Continuum mechanics, structural dynamics, Fluid dynamics, Fluid-structure interaction, Conclusions

Monograph

**Authors:**J. G. Valdés, E. Oñate, J. Miquel

**ISBN:**978-84-96736-37-5

**Editorial:**CIMNE

**Year of publication:**2007

**Pages:**219

**Index:**Introduction, Continuum mechanics, structural dynamics, Fluid dynamics, Fluid-structure interaction, Conclusions