@Article{cmes.2008.028.057,
AUTHOR = {J. Sladek, V. Sladek, P. Solek, P.H. Wen},
TITLE = {Thermal Bending of Reissner-Mindlin Plates by the MLPG},
JOURNAL = {Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences},
VOLUME = {28},
YEAR = {2008},
NUMBER = {1},
PAGES = {57--76},
URL = {http://www.techscience.com/CMES/v28n1/25128},
ISSN = {1526-1506},
ABSTRACT = {A meshless local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method is applied to solve thermal bending problems described by the Reissner-Mindlin theory. Both stationary and thermal shock loads are analyzed here. Functionally graded material properties with continuous variation in the plate thickness direction are considered here. The Laplace-transformation is used to treat the time dependence of the variables for transient problems. A weak formulation for the set of governing equations in the Reissner-Mindlin theory is transformed into local integral equations on local subdomains in the mean surface of the plate by using a unit test function. Nodal points are randomly spread on the surface of the plate and each node is surrounded by a circular subdomain to which local integral equations are applied. The meshless approximation based on the Moving Least-Squares (MLS) method is employed for the implementation.},
DOI = {10.3970/cmes.2008.028.057}
}