EQ =shell_diff_curv {Galerkin_wt} SH_KD {Interpol_fnc} <float1>

Description / Usage#

This card provides information for solving a definition equation for the total surface curvature in a 2-dimensional bar element, intended for use with shell diffusive flux problems. Note that this equation is not yet available in three dimensions and is in fact untested at this time. Note that <floatlist> contains one constant and it should always be set to one. The Galerkin weight and the interpolation function must be the same for the code to work properly.


Name of the equation to be solved.


Two- or four-character value that defines the type of weighting function for this equation, where:

  • Q1-Linear

  • Q2-Quadratic


Name of the variable associated with the shell curvature equation.


Two- or four-character value that defines the interpolation function used to represent the variable SH_KD where:

  • Q1-Linear Continuous

  • Q2-Quadratic Continuous


Multiplier on diffusion term (i.e. the whole equation). Set to 1.0.


The following is a sample card that uses linear continuous curvature interpolation and weight function:

EQ = shell_diff_curv Q1 SH_KD Q1 1.0

Technical Discussion#

The equation solved is the surface curvature definition \(\kappa\) = \(\Delta_s\) \(\underline{n}\) = (I – \(\underline{n}\) \(\underline{n}\)) • \(\Delta\) n. See discussion for EQ = shell_surf_div_v.


Edwards, D. A., Brenner, H., Wasan, D. T., 1991. Interfacial Transport Processes and Rheology. Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston.