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A set of pathological tests to validate new finite elements

Rao, Mallikarjuna K and Shrinivasa, U (2001) A set of pathological tests to validate new finite elements. In: Sadhana, 26 (6). pp. 549-590.


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The finite element method entails several approximations. Hence it is essential to subject all new finite elements to an adequate set of pathological tests in order to assess their performance. Many such tests have been proposed by researchers from time to time. We present an adequate set of tests, which every new finite element should pass. A thorough account of the patch test is also included in view of its significance in the validation of new elements.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: New finite elements;pathological tests;patch test
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: L.Kaini Mahemei
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2018

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