Analysis of mechanical structures using plate finite element method under different boundary conditions
Fareh Hamrit 1  
Brahim Necib 2  
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Laboratory of Mechanics, University of Constantine 1, Algeria,
Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology Sciences, University of Constantine 1, Algeria
Online publish date: 2018-03-09
Publish date: 2018-06-11
Submission date: 2017-11-19
Final revision date: 2018-03-05
Acceptance date: 2018-03-05
Diagnostyka 2018;19(2):3–9
The mechanical continuum structures are actually of great importance in the application field of contemporary modern industry. However, during their life time these structures are often subjected to considerable external stresses or to high amplitudes of vibrations which can cause them large deformations and internal stresses which can cause them internal cracking or even their total destruction. In order to avoid these types of problems, the concept of static and dynamic analysis of these structures is recommended, and due to the complexity of their shape and size, the finite element method is the most used. The latter is currently recognized as a very powerful technique for the static and dynamic analysis of discrete or continuous structures of complicated form applied in the field of mechanics, aeronautics, civil engineering, maritime or robotics. Consequently, the calculation and dimensioning of these mechanical systems by the finite element method plays an important role at the service of the industry for possible sizing and prediction of their lifetime. Our work consists of static and dynamic analysis of two-dimensional discrete and continuous mechanical systems using the finite element method based on the elements of plates, under the effect of external excitations with different boundary conditions.
Fareh Hamrit   
Laboratory of Mechanics, University of Constantine 1, Algeria,, POLE UNIVERSITAIRE DE M'SILA, 28000 m'sila, Algeria
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