Accession Number : AD0667813

Title :   A VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLE AND THE CONVERGENCE OF A FINITE-ELEMENT METHOD BASED ON ASSUMED STRESS DISTRIBUTION.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROELASTIC AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Tong,Pin ; Pian,Theodore H. H.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A variational principle is formulated as the foundation of the finite-element method proposed by Pian. Through this formulation an extension of Pian's original proposal is made and the convergence of the approximate solution to the exact one is proved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTIC PROPERTIES, CONTINUUM MECHANICS), STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), PROBLEM SOLVING, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), CONVERGENCE, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE