WIT Press


Mindlin's Plate Solutions By The MLGFM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930102

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

879 kb

Author(s)

R. Barbieri & C.S. de Barcellos

Abstract

Mindlin's plate solutions by the MLGFM R. Barbieri*, C.S. de Barcellos* "Faculdade de Joinville - FEJ, Joinville, SC, Brazil * Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, CP 476, Florianopolis, 88040-900, Brazil ABSTRACT The Modified Local Green's Function Method, MLGFM, was proposed as an attempt to easily extend the applicability of the Boundary Element Method to problems which do not have a known fundamental solution. Currently, the MLGFM is being considered as a further implementation of the Galerkin Boundary Element Method, however it does not require the knowledge of a fundamental solution. This is attained by using projections of appropriate Green*s functions on subspaces generated by the finite and boundary in- terpolation functions, instead of a fundamental solution. Such a procedure has led to accurate solutions in potential and elasti- city problems as compared with other numerical methods. The first solutions of the Mindlin's plate model by the MLGF

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