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A finite element method for stiffened plates

Ricardo Durán, Rodolfo Rodríguez, Frank Sanhueza (2012)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

The aim of this paper is to analyze a low order finite element method for a stiffened plate. The plate is modeled by Reissner-Mindlin equations and the stiffener by Timoshenko beams equations. The resulting problem is shown to be well posed. In the case of concentric stiffeners it decouples into two problems, one for the in-plane plate deformation and the other for the bending of the plate. The analysis and discretization of the first one is straightforward. The second one is shown to have a solution...

A finite element method for stiffened plates

Ricardo Durán, Rodolfo Rodríguez, Frank Sanhueza (2011)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

The aim of this paper is to analyze a low order finite element method for a stiffened plate. The plate is modeled by Reissner-Mindlin equations and the stiffener by Timoshenko beams equations. The resulting problem is shown to be well posed. In the case of concentric stiffeners it decouples into two problems, one for the in-plane plate deformation and the other for the bending of the plate. The analysis and discretization of the first one is straightforward. The second one is shown to have a solution...

A hybrid procedure to identify the optimal stiffness coefficients of elastically restrained beams

Tiago Silva, Maria Loja, Nuno Maia, Joaquim Barbosa (2015)

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

The formulation of a bending vibration problem of an elastically restrained Bernoulli-Euler beam carrying a finite number of concentrated elements along its length is presented. In this study, the authors exploit the application of the differential evolution optimization technique to identify the torsional stiffness properties of the elastic supports of a Bernoulli-Euler beam. This hybrid strategy allows the determination of the natural frequencies and mode shapes of continuous beams, taking into...

A locking-free finite element method for the buckling problem of a non-homogeneous Timoshenko beam

Carlo Lovadina, David Mora, Rodolfo Rodríguez (2011)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

The aim of this paper is to develop a finite element method which allows computing the buckling coefficients and modes of a non-homogeneous Timoshenko beam. Studying the spectral properties of a non-compact operator, we show that the relevant buckling coefficients correspond to isolated eigenvalues of finite multiplicity. Optimal order error estimates are proved for the eigenfunctions as well as a double order of convergence for the eigenvalues using classical abstract spectral approximation theory...

A locking-free finite element method for the buckling problem of a non-homogeneous Timoshenko beam

Carlo Lovadina, David Mora, Rodolfo Rodríguez (2011)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

The aim of this paper is to develop a finite element method which allows computing the buckling coefficients and modes of a non-homogeneous Timoshenko beam. Studying the spectral properties of a non-compact operator, we show that the relevant buckling coefficients correspond to isolated eigenvalues of finite multiplicity. Optimal order error estimates are proved for the eigenfunctions as well as a double order of convergence for the eigenvalues using classical abstract spectral approximation theory...

A mathematical model of suspension bridges

Gabriela Liţcanu (2004)

Applications of Mathematics

We prove the existence of weak T-periodic solutions for a nonlinear mathematical model associated with suspension bridges. Under further assumptions a regularity result is also given.

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