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Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2004, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 0-0.doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-2002-428

• Education Study •    

ELEMENT-FREE METHOD FOR THIN PLATES STABILITY ANALYSIS

  

  • Received:2002-12-13 Revised:2003-07-04 Online:2004-04-10 Published:2004-04-10

Abstract: In this paper, the Element-free method (EFM) is used to study the stability of a thin plate. The corresponding geometric stiffness matrix is derived using the moving least-square method and variational principle. Numerical results show that the method posseses a higher accuracy as compared with the finite element method for stability analysis of thin plates.

Key words: element-free method, stability, thin plates, moving