As a discontinuous Galerkin FEM, we propose a formulation based on Tongs hybrid displacement method and the stabilization technique, and develop polygonal elements for linear static plane stress problems. The basic ideas are the introduction of inter-element displacements and the use of stabilization terms. Here we only present polygonal elements with discontinuous linear polynomial fields for element displacements and continuous piecewise linear polynomial fields for inter-element displacements. By static condensation, we can also obtain the usual element stiffness matrices and the element load vectors for nodal inter-element edge displacements. We obtain some numerical results to show the validity of our approach and also to see the influence of the stabilization parameter size and the flexibility in element shape.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials