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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

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Convergence properties and numerical approximation of the solution of the Mindlin plate bending problem
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Math. Comp. 51 (1988), 15-25 Request permission


We study the behavior of the solution of the Mindlin problem when the thickness becomes small, paying particular attention to the shear stress. We also propose a modification of a known scheme that allows the use of linear finite element approximation and we prove optimal error bounds.
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  • © Copyright 1988 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 51 (1988), 15-25
  • MSC: Primary 73K10; Secondary 65N30, 73K25
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  • MathSciNet review: 942141