A robust triangular membrane element

M. Rezaiee-Pajand, M. Yaghoobi
2014 Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures  
To analyze the plane problem with irregular mesh and complicated geometry, it is helpful to utilize the triangular element. In this study, several optimization criteria will be elaborated. By utilizing these provisions and satisfying the equilibrium conditions, a novel triangular element, named SST, is developed. To demonstrate the high accuracy and efficiency of the new element, a variety of structures will be solved. The findings will prove that the presented element has a low sensitivity to
more » ... he geometric distortion. Moreover, the parasitic shear error will not arise when this element is employed. In addition to these, the proposed element is rotational invariant. Comparison studies will reveal that the SST element is more robust than the other well-known triangular ones.
doi:10.1590/s1679-78252014001400004 fatcat:775iv546j5gvvmrniptfqj7e64