# Thin Shell Plate — Welcome to LS-DYNA Examples

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A simply supported plate of equal side length is subjected to a normal pressure on the top face. Differences between Belytschko-Tsai-Shell (elform 2), Hughes-Liu-Shell (elform 6) and fully integrated Shell (elform 16) can be studied. Example 1 from Introductory Manual for LS-DYNA Users by James M. Kennedy.

## Keywords

```*CONTROL_IMPLICIT_GENERAL
*CONTROL_IMPLICIT_SOLUTION
*CONTROL_SHELL
*CONTROL_TERMINATION
*DATABASE_BINARY_D3PLOT
*DATABASE_ELOUT
*DATABASE_HISTORY_SHELL
*DEFINE_CURVE
*ELEMENT_SHELL
*END
*KEYWORD
*MAT_ELASTIC
*NODE
*PART
*SECTION_SHELL
*TITLE```

## Reduced Input

```*KEYWORD
*TITLE
Skew Plate with Normal Pressure (thin shell mesh)
*CONTROL_IMPLICIT_GENERAL
1       0.0         2         1         2
*CONTROL_IMPLICIT_SOLUTION
1        11        15  0.001000  0.010000       0.0  0.900000  1.000000
2         1         1         2
0         1       0.0         1         2
*CONTROL_SHELL
20.00000         0         0         0         2         2         1
0.0         1
*CONTROL_TERMINATION
1.000000         0       0.0       0.0       0.0
*DATABASE_ELOUT
1.0E-01
*DATABASE_BINARY_D3PLOT
0.100000
*DATABASE_HISTORY_SHELL
6         7        10        11
*DEFINE_CURVE
1         0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0
0.0                 0.0
1.00000000         700.0000000
*ELEMENT_SHELL
*NODE
*PART
1         1         1
*SECTION_SHELL
1         2       0.0         5         0       0.0
0.010000  0.010000  0.010000  0.010000         0       0.0
*MAT_ELASTIC
1  7800.0002.1000e+11  0.300000       0.0       0.0       0.0
1  1.000000       0.0         1         6         7         2
1  1.000000       0.0         2         7         8         3
1  1.000000       0.0         3         8         9         4
1  1.000000       0.0         4         9        10         5
1  1.000000       0.0         6        11        12         7
1  1.000000       0.0         7        12        13         8
1  1.000000       0.0         8        13        14         9
1  1.000000       0.0         9        14        15        10
1  1.000000       0.0        11        16        17        12
1  1.000000       0.0        12        17        18        13
1  1.000000       0.0        13        18        19        14
1  1.000000       0.0        14        19        20        15
1  1.000000       0.0        16        21        22        17
1  1.000000       0.0        17        22        23        18
1  1.000000       0.0        18        23        24        19
1  1.000000       0.0        19        24        25        20
*END```