The von-Kármán non-linear, dynamic, partial differential system over rectangular domains is solved by the Chebyshev-collocation method in space and the implicit Newmark-β time marching scheme in time. In the Newmark-β scheme, a non-linear fixed point iteration algorithm is employed.We monitor both temporal and spatial discretization errors based on derived analytical solutions, demonstrating highly accurate approximations. We also quantify the influence of a common modeling assumption which neglects the in-plane inertia terms in the full von-Kármán system, demonstrating that it is justified. A comparison of our steady-state von-Kármán solutions to previous results in the literature and to a three-dimensional high-order finite element analysis is performed, showing an excellent agreement. Other modeling assumptions such as neglecting in-plane quadratic terms in the strain expressions are also addressed.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering|
|State||Published - 13 Feb 2004|
- Modeling errors
- Pseudo-spectral methods
- von-Kármán plate model