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Stiffness matrix fea plate element

  1. Apr 26, 2005 #1
    i know that the stiffness for a line element is calculated as fl/ae where
    a is known as area and l is the length,f is the force applied and e is the
    youngs modulus.

    How the stiffness of a plate element are calculated?
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  3. Oct 9, 2008 #2
    hi, anybody has algorithm for index (from dofs) of each node for 3D local stiffness matrix to global stiffness matrix.
  4. Oct 14, 2008 #3


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    You could search internet finite element resources for an open source code which would be closest to the application you're developing and extract it from there. Although it may be simplest to write it yourself if you're already that far in writing whatever you're doing, I'm fairly sure it's not the most complex part of it :wink: .
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