Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 82–91 | Cite as

A new type of plate bending element

  • Ding Haojiang
  • Zhou Weiyu
  • Sun Libo


Based on a two-field generalized variational principle, a new type of arbitrary quadrilateral plate bending element, with four nodes and with the effect of transverse shear deformation taken into account, is proposed. The element is applicable to a wide range of plate thickness and an explicit expression of stiffness matrix can be obtained. Therefore, it possesses the distinguished features of general applicability, high precision and less computer time.

Key Words

computational mechanics finite element plate bending element 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ding Haojiang
    • 1
  • Zhou Weiyu
    • 1
  • Sun Libo
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityChina

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