Numerical approximation of Mindlin-Reissner plates. (English) Zbl 0596.73058

The authors give a method presenting a finite element approximation of the Mindlin-Reissner formulation which is uniformly good also as the thickness of the elastic plate approaches zero. They showed that the stability and the optimal error estimates for transversal displacement, rotation and shear stresses hold independently of the plate thickness.
Reviewer: V.Brčić


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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