Reduced Integration, Nonconforming Modes, and their Coupling in Finite Elements

  • Chang-Koon Choi
  • Sun-Hoon Kim
Conference paper


Two new plate elements (designated as NC8-A and NC8-B) that are established by the combined use of reduced integration and addition of nonconforming displacement modes are presented in this paper. The results obtained by both NC8-A and NC8-B elements converged to the exact solutions very rapidly as the mesh is refined. These elements are also shown to be applicable to the wide range of plate problems, giving a high accuracy for extremely thin plate in particular.


Thin Plate Shell Element Plate Element Displacement Mode Element Stiffness Matrix 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-Koon Choi
    • 1
  • Sun-Hoon Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologySeoulKorea

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