Computational Mechanics

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 332–342 | Cite as

A mixed 3D finite element for modelling thick plates

  • Mark Asch
  • Michel Bercovier
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Abstract

Based on the Hellinger-Reissner variational principle, we formulate a mixed 3-d finite element for plate bending. This element is used to model thick plates and alleviates the problem of shear-locking in plates with large length/thickness ratios. The computer code which was used here, is available.

Keywords

Thick Plate Plate Theory Uniform Mesh Mixed Finite Element Rank Deficiency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Asch
    • 1
  • Michel Bercovier
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Analyse NumériqueUniversité Paris XIOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Hebrew University of JerusalemGivat-RamIsrael

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