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Some New Elements for the
ReissnerMindlin Plate Model
Douglas N. Arnold ()
 Franco Brezzi ()
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Department of Mathematics, Penn State University.
Supported by NSF grant DMS9205300.
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Istituto di Analisi Numerica del C.N.R., 27100 Pavia, Italy.
Introduction
In this workinprogress we report on a new approach to obtaining stable
lockingfree discretizations of the ReissnerMindlin plate model. For a plate
of thickness t with midplane section R2
the clamped ReissnerMindlin
plate model determines , the transverse displacement of the midplane, and
, the rotation of fibers normal to the midplane, as the unique minimizer
over °H1() × °H1
() of the energy functional:
