A discrete Kirchoff plate bending element with loof nodes

Meek J.L. and Tan H.S. (1985) A discrete Kirchoff plate bending element with loof nodes. Computers and Structures, 21 6: 1197-1212. doi:10.1016/0045-7949(85)90175-0


Author Meek J.L.
Tan H.S.
Title A discrete Kirchoff plate bending element with loof nodes
Journal name Computers and Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-7949
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0045-7949(85)90175-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 6
Start page 1197
End page 1212
Total pages 16
Subject 1706 Computer Science Applications
2206 Computational Mechanics
Abstract The majority of existing flat shell finite elements suffer from the deficiencies of displacement incompatibility, singularity when the elements are coplanar at a node, inability to model intersections and low-order membrane strain representation. In this paper, a plate bending element, labeled DKL (for Discrete Kirchoff element with Loof nodes), with the same nodal configuration as a triangular Semiloff plate element, but not formulated through the isoparametric concept is presented. This element when superposed with the linear strain triangle results in a faceted shell element free from the abovementioned deficiencies. Various numerical examples are tested using this plate element so as to demonstrate its reliability, accuracy and convergence characteristics.
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