Comparison of Finite Elements for Plate Bending

by John F. Abel, (M.ASCE), Res. Assoc. and Lect. in Civ. Engrg.; Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ,
Chandrakant S. Desai, (M.ASCE), Res. Civ. Engr.; U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 9, Pg. 2143-2148

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose herein is to reconsider the earlier results for plate elements in a form which attempts to relate accuracy to computational effort. However, the qualitative analysis and the methods of comparison are also relevant to finite elements for types of problems other than plate bending.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Plates | Computing in civil engineering | Quality control | Quantitative analysis | Comparative studies | Bending (structural)

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