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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Numerical Effectiveness of Different Formulations of the Rigid Finite Element Method

I. Adamiec-Wójcik
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Published Online: 2014-09-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0031

Abstract

The paper presents an application of different formulations of the rigid finite element method (RFEM) to dynamic analysis of flexible beams. We discuss numerical effectiveness of the classical RFEM and an alternative approach in which continuity of displacements is preserved by means of constraint equations. The analysis is carried out for a benchmark problem of the spin-up motion in planar and spatial cases. Torsion is omitted for numerical simulations and two cases of the new approach are considered. The results obtained by means of these methods are compared with the results obtained using a nonlinear two-node superelement

Keywords: flexibility of links; rigid finite element method; dynamic analysis; nonlinear motion; numerical effectiveness

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About the article

Received: 2014-05-12

Revised: 2014-05-26

Published Online: 2014-09-02

Published in Print: 2014-08-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0031.

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