A SIMPLE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR ELASTIC-PLASTIC PLATE BENDING

A consistent finite element model for a plate is developed based on triangular elements and a piecewise-linear displacement field. The resulting generalized stresses are the average normal moments across the element interfaces. Equilibrium equations are derived for each node, and a simple constitutive equation is obtained for each generalized stress. Applications are made to some square plate problems. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Department of Mechanics
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • McMahon, A
    • Hodge Jr, P G
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOMIIT-1-46
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-02100002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM