Date of Award
Master of Engineering (ME)
Professor D.S. Weaver
Linear Isoparametric elements and elements based on the Constant Strain Triangle are developed and incorporated into a computer program, for two dimensional stress analysis on mini computers. These elements are compared at element level using the Weighted Eigenvalue method and in assemblage using sensitivity analysis. Further, a method of predicting results based on the data generated during the comparisons at the element level is also presented. As an application of the computer program, analysis of a porcelain insulator is also included.
Subbayya, Kiran Kuppanda, "A Study of the Effect of Element Shape on the Accuracy of Various 2D Finite Element Formulations" (1980). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 207.