On the Selection of Stress Parameters for Hybrid/Mixed Finite Elements

  • T. Y. Chang
  • A. F. Saleeb
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Rationales for selection of stress parameters of hybrid/mixed finite elements are discussed in some details. Specific guidelines are then given for choosing appropriate stress terms in conjunction with the assumed displacement field. The primary considerations are: suppression of kinematic deformation modes and a favorable constraint index for application to limiting cases. Four different elements are used to illustrate the suggested guidelines.


Thin Beam Rigid Body Mode Assumed Stress Element Stiffness Matrice Curve Beam Element 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Y. Chang
    • 1
  • A. F. Saleeb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of AkronAkronUSA

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