A general solution satisfying the strain-displacement relation, the stress-strain laws and the equilibrium conditions has been obtained in Stroh formalism for the generalized two-dimensional anisotropic elasticity. The general solution contains three arbitrary complex functions which are the basis of the whole field stresses and deformations. By selecting these arbitrary functions to be linear or quadratic, and following the direct finite element formulation, a new finite element satisfying both the compatibility and equilibrium within each element is developed in this paper. A computer windows program is then coded by using the FORTRAN and Visual Basic languages. Two numerical examples are shown to illustrate the performance of this newly developed finite element. One is the uniform stress field problem, the other is the stress concentration problem.
Stroh Finite Element for Two-Dimensional Linear Anisotropic Elastic Solids
Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS. Manuscript received by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, May 4, 2000; final revision, November 30, 2000. Associate Editor: M. Ortiz. Discussion on the paper should be addressed to the Editor, Professor Lewis T. Wheeler, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4792, and will be accepted until four months after final publication of the paper itself in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS.
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Hwu , C., Wu, J. Y., Fan, C. W., and Hsieh, M. C. (November 30, 2000). "Stroh Finite Element for Two-Dimensional Linear Anisotropic Elastic Solids ." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. May 2001; 68(3): 468–475. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1364497
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