In this paper, a well-known numerical benchmark test which is usually solved with displacement control for low values of the load eccentricity is examined for a complete range of eccentricities of the ring load. For a certain range of the eccentricity the response shows either snap-through or snap-back, depending on the controlled variable. Thus, in this range of eccentricities, the test can be used to verify implementations of arc-length algorithms, using the displacement controlled solution as a reference. Moreover, results are presented for large eccentricities beyond the applicability of displacement-controlled strategies.
CitationVila, A.; Rodríguez, A.; Huerta, A. A note on a numerical benchmark test: an axisymmetric shell under ring loads. "Communications in numerical methods in engineering", Març 1997, vol. 13, núm. 3, The definitive version is available at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/14959/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0, p. 181-192.
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