Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 1–29 | Cite as

Approximation of general arch problems by straight beam elements

  • M. Bernadou
  • Y. Ducatel


In this paper, we approximate the solution of a problem of a general arch by a nonconforming method using straight beam elements and taking into account numerical integration. Compatibility conditions which have to be satisfied at the mesh points are given. These conditions ensure for this method the same order of convergence as usual conforming finite element methods.

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AMS (MOS): 65N30 73K05 73K15 73K25. CR: 5.17 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bernadou
    • 1
  • Y. Ducatel
    • 2
  1. 1.Domaine de Voluceau-RocquencourtI.N.R.I.A.Le Chesnay Cedex
  2. 2.Département de MathématiquesUniversité de PoitiersPoitiers Cedex

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