Field-consistency approach to plate elements

Prathap, Gangan (1997) Field-consistency approach to plate elements. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 5 (6). pp. 853-865. ISSN 1225-4568

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Abstract

The design of robust plate and shell elements has been a very challenging area for several decades. The main difficulty has been the shear locking phenomenon in plate elements and the combined shear and membrane locking phenomena in the shell elements. Among the various artifices or devices which are used to develop elements free of these problems is the field-consistency approach. In this paper this approach is reviewed. It turns out that not only Mindlin-type elements but also elements based on higher-order theories could be developed using the technique.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plates;Shells;Mindlin plates;Plate theory
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Division/Department: Structures Division
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:51
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2841

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