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Eight-node Reissner-Mindlin plate element based on boundary interpolation using Timoshenko beam function.

Zhang, Hexin and Kuang, J S (2007) Eight-node Reissner-Mindlin plate element based on boundary interpolation using Timoshenko beam function. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 69 (7). pp. 1345-1373. ISSN 1097 0207

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Abstract/Description

A new eight-node Reissner-Mindlin plate element is developed with a special interpolation within the element. This special interpolation is an extension of the element boundary interpolation that employs Timoshenko beam function for the boundary segment interpolation. The element function can effectively capture the structural behaviours of thick plates and achieve high precision in the analysis of thick plates. Patch tests and numerical investigations are conducted. It can be seen that the proposed element successfully passes all the patch tests. The results of the numerical investigation show that the proposed element is free of the shear locking phenomenon and possesses a higher accuracy in the analyses, as compared to the earlier research in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1097 0207
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reissner-Mindlin plate element; Thick plates; Eight-node elements; Timoshenko beam function; Shear lock free
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics > 518 Numerical analysis
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 2478
Depositing User: Dr. Johnson Zhang
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009 12:31
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 11:12
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2478

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