Best Fit stress Performance of a High order beam element

Gangan, Prathap and Vinayak, RU (1996) Best Fit stress Performance of a High order beam element. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 12. pp. 229-234. ISSN 1552-485X

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It is known that finite elements try to capture stresses within each discretized local region in a 'best-fit' sense. In the paper we examine the performance of a beam element based on a higher-order shear deformation theory and show that the best-fit paradigm accounts for the manner in which through-thethickness displacement and stresses are modelled. An a priori prediction derived from the paradigm is confirmed by a carefully chosen numerical experiment. This provides a measure of the quality of approximation as well as another 'falsification' of the best-fit paradigm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher-order beam element; best-fit stress prediction; a priori error analysis
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Communications and Radar
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 04:40
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 04:40

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