Parabolic Triangle is a six-nodes surface element based on the Degenerate Solid theory.

Type

surface element

Physical property

shell membrane

Mesh connectivity

TR6

Number of nodes

6

Degrees of freedom (per node)

6 (3 translations and 3 rotations)

Type of behavior

elastic

This element has three gauss points with intrinsic coordinates:

P1 (1/6 ; 1/6) P2 (2/3 ; 1/6) P3 (1/6 ; 2/3)