Displacement and stress predictions from field-and line-consistent versions of the 8-node mindlin plate element13;

Naganarayana, BP and Prathap, Gangan (1988) Displacement and stress predictions from field-and line-consistent versions of the 8-node mindlin plate element13;. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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The eight-node isoparametric Mindlin plate bending element based on the serendipity shape functions has had a long13; history of investigation behind it, and has seen various devices to improve it - mixed methods, enforcing of constraints, tensorial transformations etc. Only very recently have successful versions free of locking in general quadrilateral form and without kinematic modes emerged. In this paper, we shall examine two of the most successful displacement method procedures (a field-consistency approach and a line-consistency approach) and13; proceeding from these, design three very accurate versions - one based on a variationally correct field-consistency paradigm alone, and two versions derived from the need to ensure consistency of tangential shear strains along principal reference lines so that the usual patch tests are exactly passed. The latter two have shear strain definitions that leave the element free of all problems (locking and kinematic modes) for all boundary suppressions and element distortions whereas the former 13; has two kinematic modes. These line-consistent elements however introduce spurious quadratic shear stress oscillations as they have not been derived in a variationally correct sense. The recovery of accurate transverse shear stress resultants must therefore be performed very carefully and a filtering technique is implemented for this.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite element method;Field-consistency;8-node plate element;Assumed strain method
Subjects: MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES > Mathematical and Computer Scienes(General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:19
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2541

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