FINITE ELEMENTS BASED UPON MINDLIN PLATE THEORY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE FOUR-NODE BILINEAR ISOPARAMETRIC ELEMENT.

T. J.R. Hughes, T. E. Teduyar

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Abstract

Concepts useful for the development of R. D. Mindlin plate elements are explored. Interpolatory schemes and nodal patterns which are ideal according to the proposed criteria are found to be somewhat more complicated than desirable for practical applications. However, these ideas are found to be useful as starting points in the development of simpler elements. This is illustrated by the derivation of a new four-node bilinear quadrilateral which achieves good accuracy without ostensible defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-106
Number of pages26
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
Volume44
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventNew Concepts in Finite Elem Anal, Presented at The Appl Mech Conf - Boulder, Colo
Duration: 1981 Jun 221981 Jun 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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