VEM for the Reissner-Mindlin Plate Based on the MITC Approach: The Element of Degree 2
We consider the family of Virtual Elements introduced in Chinosi (Numer Methods Partial Differ Equ 34(4):1117–1144, 2018) for the Reissner-Mindlin plate problem. The family is based on the MITC approach of the FEM context. We analyze the element of degree 2 and compare it with the corresponding finite element MITC9. Moreover we propose a new approximation of the load in order to achieve the proper order of convergence in L2.
This research has a financial support of the Università del Piemonte Orientale.
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