Flexible Elements

  • Jiajie GuoEmail author
  • Kok-Meng Lee
Part of the Research on Intelligent Manufacturing book series (REINMA)


This chapter formulates the boundary value problems for the flexible elements of beam and plate structures, where the beam deformations are captured in the 2D and 3D spaces and the plate deformations are modeled in the 3D space.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Science and EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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