volume 8, issue 1, P29-38 1986
DOI: 10.1016/0141-0296(86)90017-9
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A. Samartin, J. Diaz del Valle

Abstract: The possibilities and limitations of high order hyperelements in plate bending analysis are discussed. Explicit shape functions for some types of triangular elements are given. These elements are applied to simple cases to assess their computational efficiency.Until recently, structural calculation of plates with arbitrary geometry and edge conditions proved complex , often providing no solution unless significant and drastic sirnplifications were made. The available methods -analytical, semi-analytical (seri…

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