Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:52:31 GMT by Rikard

I wonder what type of interpolation (shape) functions are used for the beam and bar elements in Advanced design? And is there a theory manual where I can read more about those kinds of things?


Rikard Hellgren

Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:56:48 GMT by Victor Seiculescu Graitec Roumanie SRL


The finite elements used by Advance Design engine are based on “2 – node edge element (linear)” shape function.

Advance Design uses also “3 – node edge element (quadratic)” shape function but, currently, it is disabled. It will be available in a future version.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any manual from where you can find more detailed information about this subject, but I have attached a picture with a short description of shape functions aforementioned for linear elements.

Best regards

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