An axisymmetric formulation for modeling three-dimensional deformation
of structures of revolution is presented. The axisymmetric deformation
model is described using the cylindrical coordinate system. Large
displacement effects and material nonlinearities and anisotropy are
accommodated by the formulation. Mathematical derivation of the
formulation is given, and an example is presented to demonstrate
the capabilities and efficiency of the technique compared to the
full three-dimensional model.