Accession Number:

ADA093401

Title:

The Constraint Method for Solid Finite Elements.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 79-30 Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The p-version of the finite element method is a new approach to finite element analysis which has been demonstrated to lead to significant computational savings, often by orders of magnitude This approach was formerly called the constraint method the new term p-version is more descriptive. Conventional approaches called the h-version generally employ low order polynomials as basis functions. Accuracy is achieved by suitably refining the approximating mesh. The p-version uses polynomials of arbitrary order p greater than or equal to 2 for problems in plane elasticity where CO continuity is required and polynomials of order. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE