A new MITC finite element method for Reissner--Mindlin plate problem based on a biorthogonal system

Bishnu Prasad Lamichhane, Michael H. Meylan


We present a new MITC (Mixed Interpolated Tensorial Components) finite element method for Reissner--Mindlin plate equations. The new finite element method uses a biorthogonal system to construct the reduction operator for the MITC element. Numerical results are shown to demonstrate the performance of the approach.

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Reissner--Mindlin plate, finite element, Lagrange multiplier, biorthogonal system, a priori error estimates

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v58i0.11754

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