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dc.contributor.advisorGallagher, Richard H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSARIGUL, NESRIN.*
dc.creatorSARIGUL, NESRIN.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:50:30Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:50:30Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187754
dc.description.abstractA finite element formulation, based on assumed stress functions, is developed for the linear elastic analysis of the stresses in two-dimensional elasticity problems, including multiply-connected regions and flat plate bending. For planar analysis the Airy stress function is utilized. The physical significance of the Airy stress function and its normal derivatives are brought out. A new technique is introduced to account for traction type boundary conditions. A family of rectangular finite elements, which enables the direct insertion of stress type boundary conditions, and two higher-order rectangular elements which enable continuous stress variations along the interelement boundaries are constructed using blending function interpolants. In addition, a C° continuous triangular plate bending element is adapted for use as a plate stretching element. The Southwell stress function is employed for the analysis of flat plates in bending. A computer program is developed to substantiate the proposed methodology. The formulations are evaluated through the comparison of solutions obtained from the proposed method with classical solutions and solutions obtained from the assumed displacement finite element method. The elements are evaluated by solving the same example problem with different element types. Extensions of the proposed method to account for body forces, initial stresses, material nonlinearities, and shells are briefly discussed. It is demonstrated that the proposed method can directly be integrated with minimal modifications into existing general purpose finite element programs.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectFinite element method.en_US
dc.subjectStrains and stresses -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.titleASSUMED STRESS FUNCTION FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (STRUCTURES, COMPLEMENTARY ENERGY, BLENDING INTERPOLATION).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc691393139en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichard, Ralph H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKamel, Hussein A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWirsching, Paul H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimon, Bruce R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8424910en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-03T02:40:28Z
html.description.abstractA finite element formulation, based on assumed stress functions, is developed for the linear elastic analysis of the stresses in two-dimensional elasticity problems, including multiply-connected regions and flat plate bending. For planar analysis the Airy stress function is utilized. The physical significance of the Airy stress function and its normal derivatives are brought out. A new technique is introduced to account for traction type boundary conditions. A family of rectangular finite elements, which enables the direct insertion of stress type boundary conditions, and two higher-order rectangular elements which enable continuous stress variations along the interelement boundaries are constructed using blending function interpolants. In addition, a C° continuous triangular plate bending element is adapted for use as a plate stretching element. The Southwell stress function is employed for the analysis of flat plates in bending. A computer program is developed to substantiate the proposed methodology. The formulations are evaluated through the comparison of solutions obtained from the proposed method with classical solutions and solutions obtained from the assumed displacement finite element method. The elements are evaluated by solving the same example problem with different element types. Extensions of the proposed method to account for body forces, initial stresses, material nonlinearities, and shells are briefly discussed. It is demonstrated that the proposed method can directly be integrated with minimal modifications into existing general purpose finite element programs.


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