This paper deals with the development of a new simple four node rectangular finite element for bending analysis of thin plates. The displacement s field of this element is based on the assumed functions for the various strains satisfying the compatibility equations. This developed element has three degrees of freedom at each node (two rotations and one translation), and it passed successfully benchmark tests in the case of thin plates without shear locking phenomena. The obtained numerical results using the developed element converge toward both analytical and reference solutions.
CHICHOUNE, Samira and REBIAI, Cherif
"ANALYSIS OF THIN PLATES IN BENDING BY NEW RECTANGULAR STRAIN BASED ELEMENT.,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 28:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol28/iss3/4