In this paper a semi-analytical integration scheme is described which is designed to reduce the errors that can result with the numerical evaluation of integrals with singular integrands. The semi-analytical scheme can be applied to quadratic subparametric triangular elements for use in thermoelastic problems. Established analytical solutions for linear isoparametric triangular elements are combined with standard quadrature techniques to provide an accurate integration scheme for quadratic subparametric triangular elements. The use of subparametric elements provides an efficient means for coupling thermal and elastostatic analyses. It is possible for the same mesh to be employed, with linear isoparametric elements used for thermal analysis and quadratic subparametric elements used for deformation analysis. Numerical tests are performed on simple test problems to demonstrate the advantages of the semi-analytical approach which is shown to be orders of magnitude more accurate than standard quadrature techniques. Moreover, the expected increased accuracy with subparametric elements is also demonstrated.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
- Boundary elements