The MITC7 and MITC9 plate bending elements. (English) Zbl 0705.73241

Summary: We present two plate bending elements that have been proposed and mathematically analyzed previously by Bathe, Brezzi and Fortin: the MITC7 (a triangular) element and the MITC9 (a quadrilateral) element. The formulation of these elements is summarized and example solutions are given that demonstrate the high accuracy of these elements.


74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74K20 Plates
74-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
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