WIT Press


Displacement Boundary Method For Orthotropic Plates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE990601

Volume

25

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

858 kb

Author(s)

G. Davi & A. Milazzo

Abstract

An alternative boundary element approach, called Displacement Boundary Method, for orthotropic plate analysis is presented. The governing equations of the problem are obtained from a variational principle in which a modified hybrid functional is used. The independent variables are the generalised displacements and generalised tractions on the boundary and the lateral deflection in the domain. A superposition of regular, static fundamental solutions is used for the approximation of displacements in the domain whereas shape functions and nodal values are employed to model the boundary variables, i.e. displacements and tractions. The stiffness matrix preserves the symmetry and definiteness properties of the continuum. It involves integrals of regular kernels only in its definition and is numerica

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