Efficient Elements for Mindlin Beams and Plates

by C. Wayne Martin, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States,
Hao Yu, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States,
Shun-Fat Lung, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation

Abstract: Two improvements to the conventional Mindlin two-node beam and three-node plate are presented. The first involves the order of the assumed displacement fields. The second involves simulation of a higher order deformation mode. The elements developed are quite efficient.

Subject Headings: Beams | Plates | Displacement (mechanics) | Deformation (mechanics) | Plate girders

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