Tangential differential calculus and the finite element modeling of a large deformation elastic membrane problem
Journal article, 2015

We develop a finite element method for a large deformation membrane elasticity problem on meshed curved surfaces using a tangential differential calculus approach that avoids the use of classical differential geometric methods. The method is also applied to form finding problems.

Form finding

Tangential derivative

Curved membrane

Finite element method


Peter F G Hansbo

School of engineering Jönköping university

M. G. Larson

Umeå University

Fredrik Larsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Computational Mechanics

0178-7675 (ISSN) 1432-0924 (eISSN)

Vol. 56 1 87-95

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering



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