Scordelis–Lo Roof Shell Benchmark

Application ID: 489

In this example a thin curved membrane is built and solved using the Shell interface. This model is a widely used benchmark model denoted the Scordelis-Lo roof.

The computed maximum z-deformation is compared with the value given in Proposed Standard Set of Problems to Test Finite Element Accuracy, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 1985.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: