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Developement of Quadratic Plate Bending Macro-Elements

Hamid R.A. Alani and Issam B. Nasser
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Macro-elements play a big role in reducing number of equations to be solved in finite-element analysis. This is because a single macro-element will represents many finite elements. Two types of quadratic quadrilateral plate bending macro-elements were developed in this paper. These macro-elements are based on equivalent energy theory. Implementation of these macro-elements in the analysis showed reduction in number of equations and computer time and excellent results were achieved. These new developed macro-elements were tested and the results were compared with the result conventional plate bending finite element solutions and with closed form solutions if available.

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Hamid R.A. Alani and Issam B. Nasser , 2001. Developement of Quadratic Plate Bending Macro-Elements. Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 417-425.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2001.417.425


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