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Polynomial C1 shape functions on the triangle

Papanicolopulos, S.-A. and Zervos, A. (2013) Polynomial C1 shape functions on the triangle Computers & Structures, 118, pp. 53-58. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2012.07.003).

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Abstract

We derive generic formulae for all possible C1 continuous polynomial interpolations for triangular elements,
by considering individual shape functions, without the need to prescribe the type of the degrees
of freedom in advance. We then consider the possible ways in which these shape functions can be combined
to form finite elements with given properties. The simplest case of fifth-order polynomial functions
is presented in detail, showing how two existing elements can be obtained, as well as two new elements,
one of which shows good numerical behaviour in numerical tests.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 July 2012
Published date: March 2013
Organisations: Infrastructure Group

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Local EPrints ID: 341764
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341764
ISSN: 0045-7949
PURE UUID: fc5669c8-4b6f-456d-8c8a-f9aae8fd0dc1
ORCID for A. Zervos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2662-9320

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Date deposited: 02 Aug 2012 16:13
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:32

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Author: S.-A. Papanicolopulos
Author: A. Zervos ORCID iD

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