Finite element analysis of composite plates using a weak form of the Kirchhoff constraints

Rajesh S. Rao, Henryk K. Stolarski

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Abstract

A six-node triangular C0 plate element is developed using the assumed strain method. A weak form of the Kirchhoff constraints is used to define the assumed shear strain field. The element so developed is free of shear locking and performs well even when the element boundaries are curved. It is demonstrated that the element provides satisfactory results in the analysis of various composite plates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-208
Number of pages18
JournalFinite elements in analysis and design
Volume13
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1993

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