An assumed-stress finite element for static and free vibration analysis of Reissner-Mindlin plates

Kutlu Darilmaz*

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Abstract

An assumed stress quadrilateral thin/moderately thick plate element HQP4 based on the Mindlin/Reissner plate theory is proposed. The formulation is based on Hellinger-Reissner variational principle. Static and free vibration analyses of plates are carried out. Numerical examples are presented to show that the validity and efficiency of the present element for static and free vibration analysis of plates. Satisfactory accuracy for thin and moderately thick plates is obtained and it is free from shear locking for thin plate analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-215
Number of pages17
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Free vibration
  • Hybrid finite element
  • Reissner-Mindlin plate
  • Static analysis

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