Elastostatic Deformations of a Thick Plate by using a Higher-Order Shear and Normal Deformable Plate Theory and two Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Methods
L. F. Qian; R. C. Batra; and L. M. Chen

Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 161-176, 2003
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Abstract We use two meshless local Petrov-Galerkin formulations, namely, the MLPG1 and the MLPG5, to analyze infinitesimal deformations of a homogeneous and isotropic thick elastic plate with a higher-order shear and normal deformable plate theory. It is found that the two MLPG formulations give results very close to those obtained by other researchers and also by the three-dimensional analysis of the problem by the finite element method.
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