New eight node serendipity quadrilateral plate bending element for thin and moderately thick plates using integrated force method

H. R. Dhananjaya, P. C. Pandey, J. Nagabhushanam

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Abstract

A new 8-node serendipity quadrilateral plate bending element (MQP8) based on the Mindlin- Reissner theory for the analysis of thin and moderately thick plate bending problems using Integrated Force Method is presented in this paper. The performance of this new element (MQP8) is studied for accuracy and convergence by analyzing many standard benchmark plate bending problems. This new element MQP8 performs excellent in both thin and moderately thick plate bending situations. And also this element is free from spurious/zero energy modes and free from shear locking problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-502
Number of pages18
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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