Accession Number:

ADA009085

Title:

A Finite Element Procedure for Plates with Curved Boundaries,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This report considers the difficulties involved in the finite element solution of plate problems which have curved boundaries. Previously used techniques for such problems are discussed and a new procedure is suggested which overcomes the problem of satisfying the displacement boundary conditions on a curved boundary. A number of circular and elliptic plate problems are solved using two previously used techniques in addition to that proposed here. The latter is found to be superior in all cases.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE