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.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD|
|Publication status||Published - 1981 Jan 1|
|Event||New Concepts in Finite Elem Anal, Presented at The Appl Mech Conf - Boulder, Colo|
Duration: 1981 Jun 22 → 1981 Jun 24
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering