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A New Method for Contour Plotting in Finite Element Analysis

M. Twu
B. Wang
Organization: Harbin Institute of Technology
Journal / Anthology

Computers & Structures
Year: 1992
Volume: 45
Issue: 5/6
Page range: 1097-1102

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.

*Engineering > Finite Element Methods