# Thick 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 thick shell formulations (elform 2, 3 and 5) can be studied. Example 2 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_TSHELL
*DEFINE_CURVE
*ELEMENT_TSHELL
*END
*KEYWORD
*MAT_ELASTIC
*NODE
*PART
*SECTION_TSHELL
*TITLE```

## Reduced Input

```*KEYWORD
*TITLE
Skew Plate with Normal Pressure (thick 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_TSHELL
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_TSHELL
*NODE
*PART
1         1         1
*SECTION_TSHELL
1         2       0.0         5         0       0.0
*MAT_ELASTIC
1  7800.0002.1000e+11  0.300000       0.0       0.0       0.0
1  1.000000       0.0       101       106       107       102
1  1.000000       0.0       102       107       108       103
1  1.000000       0.0       103       108       109       104
1  1.000000       0.0       104       109       110       105
1  1.000000       0.0       106       111       112       107
1  1.000000       0.0       107       112       113       108
1  1.000000       0.0       108       113       114       109
1  1.000000       0.0       109       114       115       110
1  1.000000       0.0       111       116       117       112
1  1.000000       0.0       112       117       118       113
1  1.000000       0.0       113       118       119       114
1  1.000000       0.0       114       119       120       115
1  1.000000       0.0       116       121       122       117
1  1.000000       0.0       117       122       123       118
1  1.000000       0.0       118       123       124       119
1  1.000000       0.0       119       124       125       120
*END
```