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Meshing a plate using four noded elements

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Meshing a plate using four noded elements


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11 Nov 2011 (Updated )

To mesh a plate with four noded elements for Finite Element Analysis

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To discretize a plate using four noded elements. A rectangular, square, circular plate can be meshed, the coordinates and nodal connectivity matrix obtained can be used for further Finite Element Analysis. On entering necessary inputs like length, breadth, radius, angle, number of elements etc., a Finite Element Mesh is plotted and nodal connectivity's and nodal coordinates are obtained.
    In plate bending ( and in the plane stress problem ( I have used a FEM software for preprocessing the plate. The functions available here in the code can be used for preprocessing the plate in the above problems.
   For further updates, documentation check my homepage link: Check for plate meshing there in the link.


This file inspired Meshing Thin Shells Using Four Noded Elements.

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MATLAB release MATLAB 7.10 (R2010a)
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17 Mar 2016 Diego Staub Felipe

Analyzing the mesh noted that when using a 360 degree angle the mesh is not closed, that is, the two rays overlap have different numbers of nodes. Am I right?

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25 Jun 2013 Miguel Matos

06 May 2013 Chen

Chen (view profile)


22 Nov 2011 1.1

Added code to mesh the Circular plate and part of the circular plates

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