Timber Plate Dynamics with Space-Time Finite Element

Zhang, Hexin, Ridley-Ellis, Daniel and Hapca, Adrian Ilie (2006) Timber Plate Dynamics with Space-Time Finite Element. Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland 2006.

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    A new space-time finite element formulation for dynamic analysis of timber plates is presented. The method is based on an unconventional Hamilton variational principle and a special technique in time domain interpolation is employed. For the simple case of solid wood plates under sinusoidal driving forces the results of the proposed method are compared with the results of the methods Newmark-β and Wilson-θ as well as the exact solutions. The results show that the proposed spacetime finite element method exhibits improved accuracy and precision in the dynamic analysis.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite element; Vibration analysis; Timber plates;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 694 Wood construction & carpentry
    600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
    Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Item ID: 2526
    Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 11:46
    Last Modified: 16 Sep 2011 13:39

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