Finite element mesh a plate with a hole

Version 1.0.4 (575 KB) by Jin Yang
Generate finite element coordinates and elements for a rectangular plate with a circular hole
Updated 25 Nov 2022


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This code is modified based on Dr. Siva Srinivas Kolukula's work:

"Finite analysis of plate with hole is very common. For analyzing first step is to mesh the domain. In the present code, a plate with hole is meshed using TFI (Transfinite interpolation). A plate of length L and breadth, B is considered. In most of the analysis of plates, due to symmetry of the plate a 1/4th grid of the domain is sufficient. Here using 1/4th of the plate is discretized, a hole at the center of the plate of radius, R is considered."

I have finished generating conventional FE-coordinates and elements. I also extend the code to consider some long rectangular shape plates.


I appreciate your comments and ratings to help me further improve this code. If you have other questions, feel free to contact me. Jin Yang (Caltech, solid mechanics, PhD '19): -or-

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Jin Yang (2024). Finite element mesh a plate with a hole (, GitHub. Retrieved .

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Improve the mesh quality about the "cusp" on the y axis apexes of the hole. I would like to sincerely thank Prof. David Wootton for pointing out this suggestion!


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