A new method for contour plotting in finite element analysis

Twu Ming-Jenq*, Ping Wang Bo Ping Wang

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A simple method has been developed in order to get a contour plot in an element with given nodal values. The contour lines are obtained by solving a differential equation obtained from the shape function using symbolic computation. This method can be applied to any kind of shape (interpolation) function of a two-dimensional element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1102
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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