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Generalized Conforming Thin Plate Element I—Introduction

  • Zhi-Fei Long
  • Song Cen
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Abstract

This chapter presents a brief summary of the construction methods of the generalized conforming thin plate elements. Following the Introduction in Sect. 5.1, the generalized conforming conditions and their equivalent forms for the thin plate elements are derived in Sect. 5.2. Then, Sect. 5.3. presents the general formulations of the generalized conforming thin plate element. And subsequently, five construction scheme groups of the generalized conforming thin plate elements are proposed in Sect. 5.4. Finally, a collection of the recent generalized conforming thin plate elements is provided in Sect. 5.5.

Keywords

thin plate element generalized conforming construction scheme 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi-Fei Long
    • 1
  • Song Cen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanics & Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining & TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of AerospaceTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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