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Generation of shape functions for rectangular plate elements

Augarde, C.E.



This paper describes a procedure for the generation of shape functions for a family of rectangular plate elements from Lagrangian polynomials. A novel generation procedure is developed from previous work for straight beam elements, where level one Hermitian polynomials were derived from simpler Lagrangian polynomials. A number of examples are provided to illustrate the technique.


Augarde, C. (2004). Generation of shape functions for rectangular plate elements. Communications in numerical methods in engineering, 20(8), 655-663.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2004-08
Deposit Date Sep 24, 2008
Journal Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
Print ISSN 1069-8299
Electronic ISSN 1099-0887
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 8
Pages 655-663
Keywords Hermitian polynomials, Beam elements.
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