A Universal Finite Element of Thick and Thin Plate without Shear Locking
In order to prevent shear locking, a method using theory of deep beam is proposed. A universal finite element for thick and thin plates is constructed. When the plate thickness approaches to the limit of thin plate, the universal element degenerates to the thin plate element automatically. As a results, the shear locking phenomenon will not appear. The computational results indicate that the current element has high-accuracy and good usefulness.
S. Q. Yu et al., "A Universal Finite Element of Thick and Thin Plate without Shear Locking", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 1353-1357, 2011