Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.19188.8.131.52
Title & Authors
Trefftz Finite Element Method and Cavity Element Formulationfor Plane Elasticity Problems Lim, Jangkeun; Song, Kwansup;
For the effective analysis of two dimensional plane problems, Treffiz finite elements and cavity elements have been proposed. These element matrix equaitons were formulated on the basis of hybrid variational principle and Treffiz function sets derived consitstently from the complex theoy of plane elasticity. In order to suggest the accuracy chatacteristics of the proposed Treffiz elements typical plane problems were analyzed and these results were compared with ones obtained by using the conveintional displacement type elements. The accuracy of the proposed elements is less sensitive to the element size and shape than the conventional displacement type elements. These elements, being able to be formed with multi-nodes, give the convenient modeling of an analytic domain. The cavity elements give the comparatively exact values of stress concentration factors of stress intensity factors and can be effectively used for the analysis of mechanical stuctures containing various cavities.