Convergence and Verification

  • Marcus AßmusEmail author
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At this point, the convergence of the numerical solution is to be checked and the numerical solution to be verified with a closed-form solution based on two limiting cases. Ultimately, the suitability of the finite element can be proven. It is based on a simple load and support situation. As illustrated in Fig. 6.1 on the left-hand side, a homogeneous and orthogonal load is used as model problem for all considerations in this chapter. For the sake of simplicity, the structure to be examined is symmetric in the transverse direction. The cover layers thus have identical geometric dimensions and material properties. Regarding supports, only the deflections at the edges with normal vector \(\varvec{\nu }\) are prohibited. These edges are thus supported torque-free. The geometric dimensions and material characteristics are exemplary.


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  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsOtto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburg, Saxony-AnhaltGermany

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