In the present work a method to solve the plate behavior under the assumption of the Mindlin plate theory is analyzed by means of finite element techniques, avoiding the tendency of the thin element to lock when the thickness of the plates becomes very small. A different formulation is developed from the Mindlin–Reissner principle for general boundary conditions. Numerical examples to evaluate the noninfluence of locking on clamped and simple support plates are calculated.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.