We propose a mixed smoothed finite element model for plane elasticity. Within each triangular element the displacement field is described by a revised Allman interpolation, while the stresses are assumed to be piece-wise constant on a background grid associated with the edges of the triangle. A straightforward implementation of the element, in order to make it easy to readily incorporate it in existing FE packages, is described. The numerical experiments show that the proposed model performs well and takes advantage of the enrichment of the displacement field. Moreover the drilling rotation parameters makes simple the extension to form shell elements.

A mixed edge-based smoothed finite element method (MES-FEM) for elasticity

LEONETTI, Leonardo;GARCEA, Giovanni;
2016

Abstract

We propose a mixed smoothed finite element model for plane elasticity. Within each triangular element the displacement field is described by a revised Allman interpolation, while the stresses are assumed to be piece-wise constant on a background grid associated with the edges of the triangle. A straightforward implementation of the element, in order to make it easy to readily incorporate it in existing FE packages, is described. The numerical experiments show that the proposed model performs well and takes advantage of the enrichment of the displacement field. Moreover the drilling rotation parameters makes simple the extension to form shell elements.
Drilling rotations; Elastic analysis; Smoothed finite elements
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