TY - JOUR T1 - Nonconforming Finite Element Methods for Two-Dimensional Linearly Elastic Shallow Shell Model AU - Wu , Rongfang AU - Shen , Xiaoqin AU - Shi , Dongyang AU - Yu , Jiaping JO - Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics VL - 2 SP - 493 EP - 518 PY - 2024 DA - 2024/01 SN - 16 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/aamm.OA-2022-0237 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/aamm/22341.html KW - Shallow shell, nonconforming FEMs, numerical analysis. AB -

A shell whose height is far less than the minimum size covering the bottom is called the shallow shell. As a branch of linear elastic shell, it is a special shell with large span and has been widely applied in engineering fields. The main aim of this paper is to construct a general nonconforming finite element framework for a two-dimensional shallow shell model proposed by Ciarlet and Miara. Based on the different regularities of the displacement components, we give the special properties satisfied by the general framework and provide several nonconforming finite element discretization schemes. Then, the existence and uniqueness of the numerical solutions are proved, with the rate of convergence derived. Finally, numerical experiments are carried out for the paraboloid, spherical dome and cylindrical bridge, which validates the theoretical analyses. Moreover, the computing cost of discretizing the shallow shell model is evidently less than that of discretizing the general shell model with comparable accuracy when the shell is the large span shell.