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The Development Of The Regular Direct Boundary Element Method For The Analysis Of Plate Bending Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930082

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,232 kb

Author(s)

0. Bettahar & J.L. Wearing

Abstract

The development of the regular direct boundary element method for the analysis of plate bending problems 0. Bettahar, J.L. Wearing Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK ABSTRACT The paper discusses the development of the Regular Direct Boundary Element Method for the analysis of plate bending problems. In the work, which is discussed in this paper, quadratic and cubic spline elements have been used to analyse plates having square and rhombic plan forms with different combinations of fixed, simply supported and free boundary conditions subjected to uniformly distributed loadings. The results of the deflection, slope, shear force and bending moment distributions from the analyses are presented in the paper and they indicate that the regular approach discussed in the paper, yields a considerable improvement in the results obtained at the corners, when compared with the corresponding results from the singular version of the D

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