Generalized conforming plate bending elements using point and line compatibility conditions

ArticleinComputers & Structures 54(4):717-723 · February 1995with17 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.13 · DOI: 10.1016/0045-7949(94)00362-7


    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.