Vol.1, No.3, 2000, pp.123-130, doi:10.3970/cmes.2000.001.425
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BEM / FEM Comparison Studies for the Inelastic Dynamic Analysis of Thick Plates on Elastic Foundation
  • C.P . Providakis1
Department of Applied Science, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100, Chania, Greece
Abstract
Boundary and Finite Element methodologies for the determination of the inelastic response of thick plates resting on Winkler-type elastic foundations are compared and critically discussed. For comparison reasons the domain/boundary element and the finite element methodology use isoparametric elements of the same accuracy level. After a discretizaton of the integral equations of motion in both methodologies an efficient step-by-step time integration algorithm is used to solve the resulting matrix equations. Comparison studies are shown for impacted elastoplastic thick plates with smooth boundaries and supported on different Winkler-type foundations. The numerical results reveal that boundary element method appears to be a better choice in modelling the plate-foundation interaction.
Keywords
Boundary Element Method, Finite Element Method, Dynamic Analysis, Elastoplasticity, Thick Plates, Winkler type elastic foundation
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Providakis, C. .. (2000). BEM / FEM Comparison Studies for the Inelastic Dynamic Analysis of Thick Plates on Elastic Foundation. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 1(3), 123–130.
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