Large deflection and initial instability analysis of anisotropic plates by the generalized finite element method

Paulo de Tarso Rocha de Mendonça, Marx Ribeiro, Clovis Sperb de Barcellos
2019 Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures  
This paper presents investigations laminated plates under moderately large transverse displacements and initial instability, through the Generalized Finite Element Methods -GFEM. The von Kármán plate hypothesis are used along with Kirchhoff and Reissner-Mindlin kinematic plate bending models to approximate transverse displacements and critical buckling loads. The generalized approximation functions are either C 0 or C k continuous functions, with k being arbitrarily large. It is well known that
more » ... in GFEM, when both the partition of unity (PoU) and the enrichments functions are polynomials, the stiffness matrices are singular or ill conditioned, which causes additional difficulties in applications that requires the solution of algebraic eigenvalues problems, like in the determination of natural frequencies of vibration or the initial buckling loads. Some investigations regarding this problem are presently addressed and some aspects and advantages of using C k -GFEM are observed. In addition, comparisons are presented between the classical GFEM and the Stable-GFEM (SGFEM) with regard to the evaluation of the initial critical buckling loads. The numerical experiments use reference values from analytical and numerical results obtained in the open literature.
doi:10.1590/1679-78255394 fatcat:oqghfxanebaalphsqg74432cg4