VEM for the Reissner-Mindlin Plate Based on the MITC Approach: The Element of Degree 2

  • Claudia ChinosiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 126)


We consider the family of Virtual Elements introduced in Chinosi (Numer Methods Partial Differ Equ 34(4):1117–1144, 2018) for the Reissner-Mindlin plate problem. The family is based on the MITC approach of the FEM context. We analyze the element of degree 2 and compare it with the corresponding finite element MITC9. Moreover we propose a new approximation of the load in order to achieve the proper order of convergence in L2.



This research has a financial support of the Università del Piemonte Orientale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università del Piemonte OrientaleDipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT)AlessandriaItaly

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