Note on an approximate method for computing consistent conjugate stresses in elastic finite elements Academic Article uri icon


  • A technique is described wherein improved stresses can be computed in finite element models based on displacement approximations. The method is based on the idea of consistent stress approximations and it approximates such stresses using the notion of a domain of influence of the stress intensity at a nodal point. Considerable improvement in accuracy of the stresses is obtained with little difficulty. Copyright © 1973 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

author list (cited authors)

  • Oden, J. T., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 43

publication date

  • January 1973