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Large Rotations and Nodal Moments in Corotational Elements

J.-M. Battini1
School of technology and health, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail:

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 33(1), 1-16.


This paper deals with the parameterisation of large rotations in corotational beam and shell elements. Several alternatives, presented in previous articles, are summarised, completed and compared to each other. The implementation of applied external moments and eccentric forces, consistent with the different parameterisations, is also considered.


Large rotations, rotational vector, Euler parameters, beam elements, shell elements.

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Battini, J. (2008). Large Rotations and Nodal Moments in Corotational Elements. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 33(1), 1–16.

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