MOVING LEAST SQUARE TRIANGLE PLATE ELEMENT
MOVING BEYOND CONVENTIONAL PLATE ELEMENT
Master of Structural Engineering (M.Eng)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand)
Professional Engineer (PE)
The author wishes to express his profound gratitude and the most sincere appreciation to his advisor Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, for his valuable suggestions, persistent guidance, constructive criticism and friendly discussion throughout this book. The author wishes to mention that without his advisor supervision this book was impossible to accomplish. And also thanks to authors of books and papers that are mentioned in the list of references. The author owes to all teachers a great deal whose magnificent generosity helps to come so far. Profound gratitude is also due to the Royal Thai Government (RTG) for giving the opportunity to study in master degree of structural engineering at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and providing the scholarship. I would like to express my appreciation my parents who continuously give me best support of all kinds without asking anything in return. Their moral support and love always deserve for remembrance. I would like to thank my great friends for colorful life, which may not be easily found anywhere else. A special thanks is also extended to Mrs. Kittikorn Kokaew who supports and gives will-power to keep walking. And it is also extended this feeling to my son.
This book would never have been succeeded unless the help and support are received from many people who directly and indirectly contributed to the structuring of this book. Finally, the author would like to dedicate this book to them.
The simple three-node plate bending element using Moving Least Square (MLS) shape functions is developed to model Mindlin plate problems. Using MLS, the shape functions are no longer tied to the element structure that otherwise limits the global smoothness of the approximate fields. In addition, in the case of extremely thin plates, using MLS allows a perfect match of the fields of the displacement derivative and the normal rotation, thus having an innate capability to satisfy Kirchhoff’s hypothesis exactly. With this field matching strategy, numerical tests demonstrate a complete absence of shear locking. In addition, the method provides exceptionally accurate results for both displacement and stress distributions over a wide range of plate aspect ratios.
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