Constrained nonconforming rotated Q_1 finite element for Reissner-Mindlin plate
Jun Hu 1, Zhongci Shi 11 No 55, Zhong-Guan-Cun Dong Lu, Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
Received by the editors January 1, 2004 and, in revised form, March 22, 2004.
In this paper, we study the Weissman-Taylor rectangular element for the Reissner-Mindlin plate  model and provide a convergence analysis for the transverse displacement and the rotation. We show that the element is stable and locking free, thereby improve the results of  and .AMS subject classifications: 65N30
Key words: Reissner-Mindlin plate, Locking-free, Weissman-Taylor element
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