Generalized conforming plate bending elements using point and line compatibility conditions

Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China
Computers & Structures (Impact Factor: 2.18). 02/1995; DOI: 10.1016/0045-7949(94)00362-7

ABSTRACT Based on the modified potential energy functional and the point and line compatibility conditions, two generalized conforming elements (triangular with 9 DOFs and rectangular with 12 DOFs) for thin plate bending are developed. The proposed elements are reliable, easy to formulate and exhibit excellent performance.

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