Using finite strips of unit length and width, a rectangular membrane element with rotational degree of freedom is presented. This element can be used to solve planar stress/strain questions and combined with rectangular plate bending element to form plate-type shell element with six degrees of freedom at each node. With its linear interpolating function in the axial direction and cubic interpolating function in transverse direction, it can be coupled and superposed by beam element. Numeric analyses and comparison are carried out to verify the properties of this element, which show that this element has excellent precision and convergence.
- finite strip
- membrane element
- rotational degree of freedom
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Xia, G., Yu, M., Li, C., Zhang, J. (2009). Rectangular Membrane Element with Rotational Degree of Freedom. In: Yuan, Y., Cui, J., Mang, H.A. (eds) Computational Structural Engineering. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2822-8_118
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