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Weak form quadrature elements for non-classical Kirchhoff plate theory

Ishaquddin, M and Gopalakrishnan, S (2020) Weak form quadrature elements for non-classical Kirchhoff plate theory. In: Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics .

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12356-020-00061-9


In this paper, two novel versions of weak form quadrature elements are developed for bending, free vibration and stability analysis of non-classical first strain gradient Kirchhoff plate theory. In the first version, Lagrange interpolations are assumed in orthogonal directions to approximate the field variables and in the second, mixed interpolations are used, with Lagrange in one direction and Hermite in another. The elements are formulated with the aid of variational principles and the Gauss�Lobatto�Legendre quadrature points are considered as element nodes and also used for numerical integration of element matrices. The multi-degrees degrees of freedom associated with the non-classical plate theories are accounted into the formulation in a simplified way, which facilitates the application of classical and non-classical boundary conditions. The procedure to compute the weighting coefficients by incorporating the classical and non-classical degrees of freedom are explained for both element versions. Detailed mathematical formulation of the elements and their numerical implementation is presented. The efficiency of the proposed elements is demonstrated by solving numerical examples and comparing the results with the exact solutions available in the literature. Further, new results are presented for strain gradient plates with different support conditions, which can serve as reference for other researchers in this field. © 2020, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Interpolation; Lagrange multipliers; Vibration analysis, Classical plate theory; Kirchhoff plate theory; Lagrange interpolations; Mathematical formulation; Numerical implementation; Numerical integrations; Variational principles; Weak form quadrature elements, Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 10:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67476

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