Assessment of least-squares finite element models of beams Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the least-squares based finite element models in solving the beam bending problems to overcome shear and membrane locking and predict generalized forces accurately. This study is conducted using the Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam theories applied to straight beams. The solution accuracy of the least-squares finite element models with conventional finite element models is also assessed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rauta, A., & Reddy, J. N.

publication date

  • February 2010