Mixed-interpolated elements for Reissner-Mindlin plates. (English) Zbl 0705.73238

Summary: We present in this paper a procedure to establish Reissner-Mindlin plate bending elements. The procedure is based on the idea to combine known results on the approximation of Stokes problems with known results on the approximation of elliptic problems. The proposed elements satisfy the mathematical conditions of stability and convergence, and some of them promise to provide efficient elements for practical solutions.


74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74K20 Plates
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
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