This investigation assesses the bending performance of triangular plate elements with only three translational degrees of freedom per node in which the out-of-plane degree of freedom is the only displacement considered. A review is presented of three element formulations followed by the results of a series of case studies which illustrate the element behaviour. Results obtained from elastic theory and finite element analysis using more complex element formulations are given for comparative purposes.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Engineering Computations: International Journal for Computer Aided Engineering and Software|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1992|