A simple plate/shell triangle

Prathap, G. (1985) A simple plate/shell triangle International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 21 (6). pp. 1149-1156. ISSN 0029-5981

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A simple shear flexible triangular plate/shell element with three/five displacement degrees-of-freedom at the three corner nodes only, is identified. It does not lock or have zero-energy mechanisms. The specific geometrical configurations in which this is possible are derived through field consistency patch tests.

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