An adaptive finite element method for second order plate theory
Journal article, 2010

We present a discontinuous finite element method for the Kirchhoff plate model with membrane stresses. The method is based on P2-approximations on simplices for the out-of-plane deformations, using C0-continuous approximations. We derive a posteriori error estimates for linear functionals of the error and give some numerical examples.


Kirchhoff plate

second-order theory


Peter F G Hansbo

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

David Heintz

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

Mats G Larson

Umeå University

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

0029-5981 (ISSN) 1097-0207 (eISSN)

Vol. 81 5 584-603

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Computational Mathematics



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