Macro elements for plane stress/ plane strain analysis

@inproceedings{Golley1984MacroEF,
  title={Macro elements for plane stress/ plane strain analysis},
  author={Bruce W. Golley and Jose Petrolito},
  year={1984}
}
A rectangular macro element for plane stress/ plane strain analysis is described. The governing equilibrium equations are satisfied within each element, and as elements have variable degrees of freedom, elements with large aspect ratios corresponding to complete structural units such as deep beams may be used, permitting minimum discretisation requiring a minimum of data preparation. An example shows that in problems where these elements can be used, high accuracy can be obtained with the… CONTINUE READING

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