Geometric nonlinear solution of a compressed plate is presented in this paper. Basic assumptions are specified and incremental conditional equations are derived from the variational principle of the minimum of total potential energy. Full Newton-Raphson procedure, in which the stiffness matrix is updated at every equilibrium iteration, has been applied for solution. The importance of modifications of base functions for solving geometric nonlinear problems is analyzed. The solved example is presented, the differences are compared and explained.

ANSYS User’s Manual 13.0
Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc
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