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A C1 Refined Six Node Triangular Finite Element To Analyse Multilav Ered Structures

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960101

Volume

10

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

748 kb

Author(s)

O. Polit & M. Touratier

Abstract

A C* refined six node triangular finite element to analyse multilav ered structures O. Polit'\ M. Touratier* *LMS - URA 1776 - CNRS, ENSAM, Universite P. et M. Curie, ENS Cachan - 757 Bd de I'Hopital - 75013 Paris, France *Universite Paris X - IUT - Dep. GMP - 1 Chemin Desvallieres - 92410 Ville d'Avray, France Abstract This paper presents a new 81-degrees-of-freedom finite element for multi- layered composite, moderately thick plates. The element is a six nodes C* triangular element based on a new kind of kinematics and built from Argyris interpolation for bending, and Ganev interpolation for membrane displacements and transverse shear rotations. This kinematics allows to exactly ensure both, the continuity conditions for displacements and trans- verse shear stresses at the interfaces between layers of a laminated structure and, the boundary conditions at the upper and lower surfaces of the plates. The representation of the transverse shear strains by cosine functions allows

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