A new heterosis plate element for geometrically non-linear finite element analysis of laminated plates

Gunay E., Erdem A.

COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, vol.65, no.6, pp.819-828, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0045-7949(97)00005-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-828
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


In this study, a new nine-node quadrilateral, shear-deformable heterosis element is developed. In order to model this element, Kirchhoff constraints are modified using Reissner-Mindlin theory assumptions. All of the modifications are performed for first-order shear-deformation theory (FSDT). This new heterosis element is developed by modifying 8-node serendipity and twelve-node cubic polynomials. The new heterosis element is used with nine-node Lagrangian elements in finite element analysis of composite plates. A modified element is used in finite element analysis of linear and non-linear analysis considering the advantages of free of 'shear locking'. Numerical results are presented by comparing Navier's series solution. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.