Lecture 7: Formulation of Structural Elements


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Topics: Formulation of structural elements

  • Formulation and calculation of isoparametric structural elements
  • Beam, plate, and shell elements
  • Formulation using Mindlin plate theory and unified general continuum formulation
  • Assumptions used including shear deformations
  • Demonstrative examples: two-dimensional beam, plate elements
  • Discussion of general variable-number-nodes elements
  • Transition elements between structural and continuum elements
  • Low- versus high-order elements

Instructor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

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Section 5.4


Problems 5.23-5.32