سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۲
محل انتشار: ششمین کنفرانس بین المللی مهندسی عمران
تعداد صفحات: ۸
N. Fallah – Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, P O Box 3756, Iran
C. Bailey – Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London, UK
M. Cross, Professor – Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London, UK
A cell vertex form of Finite Volume (FV) formulation is developed for the analysis of transversely loaded plate. The Mindlin-Reissner plate theory is utilized. A code is developed based on the method. Some test cases are analysed and the results are compared with the standard finite element results in terms of accuracy. When using a Mindlin-Reissner based finite element formulation locking occurs in thin plate analysis, but for the FV formulation locking behaviour is not observed and results converge to the analytical targets.