Finite Element Analysis of Mindlin Plates

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M. N. Bapu Rao, K. S. S. Kumaran

Structures Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore-560017, India

J. Mech. Des 101(4), 619-624 (Oct 01, 1979) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454111 History: Received May 30, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


A finite element displacement formulation with the shear deformation capability for the axisymmetric bending analysis of circular plates is presented. The displacement field is expressed in terms of interpolation functions which are exact solutions to Mindlin’s governing plate equations. Numerical results for some representative example problems are also presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed method.

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