Proposed by JAIST in the pull-request #1745
, a first version of Reissner-Mindlin Flat Shell Element (quad element, 5 degrees of freedom) is now available in SOFA with the QuadBendingFEMForceField. This implementation assumes for now that two degrees of freedom related to rotational displacements of a node in x and y-axis (z being the normal axis of the element) are ignored.
An example scene is also available in the examples/Components/forcefield/ folder. Further evolution of this model to come! We would like to thank especially Nhan Nguyen Huu and his team for this nice contribution!