Mixed-dimensional coupling in finite element models

Willard McCune, Cecil Armstrong, Desmond Robinson

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Abstract

In many finite element analysis models it would be desirable to combine reduced- or lower-dimensional element types with higher-dimensional element types in a single model. In order to achieve compatibility of displacements and stress equilibrium at the junction or interface between the differing element types, it is important in such cases to integrate into the analysis some scheme for coupling the element types. A novel and effective scheme for establishing compatibility and equilibrium at the dimensional interface is described and its merits and capabilities are demonstrated. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-750
Number of pages26
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Volume49
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics

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