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The Plane Stress Problem

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13 Jun 2011 (Updated )

Plate under uniform tension at its edges is solved using Finite Element Method

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The plane stress problem i.e a plate under uniform tension at its edges is solved. Plate is dicretized using isoparametric Q4 elements. Pre-processing is done using a standard FEM software. 2nd order Gaussian integration is used to get stiffness matrix. Results obtained are compared with standard FEM software, both the results are in good agreement.

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This file inspired Stress Recovery and Plate Bending.

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MATLAB release MATLAB 7.10 (R2010a)
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21 Sep 2012 narayan rao  
22 Nov 2011 Siva Srinivas Kolukula

Check the file plate meshing for pre-processing the plate in this analysis:
link:http://www.mathworks.in/matlabcentral/fileexchange/33731-meshing-a-plate-using-four-noded-elements

Check my homepage for further documentation and help:
https://sites.google.com/site/kolukulasivasrinivas/

Updates
25 Sep 2011

Added m files to plot mesh and necessary files for post-processing to plot contour plots.

27 Dec 2011

Added file to show results in tabular data

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