TY - JOUR

T1 - Approximation of the vibration modes of a plate coupled with a fluid by low-order isoparametric finite elements

AU - Hernández, Erwin

PY - 2004/11/1

Y1 - 2004/11/1

N2 - We analyze an isoparametric finite element method to compute the vibration modes of a plate, modeled by Reissner-Mindlin equations, in contact with a compressible fluid, described in terms of displacement variables. To avoid locking in the plate, we consider a low-order method of the so called MITC (Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Component) family on quadrilateral meshes. To avoid spurious modes in the fluid, we use a low-order hexahedral Raviart-Thomas elements and a non conforming coupling is used on the fluid-structure interface. Applying a general approximation theory for spectral problems, under mild assumptions, we obtain optimal order error estimates for the computed eigenfunctions, as well as a double order for the eigenvalues. These estimates are valid with constants independent of the plate thickness. Finally, we report several numerical experiments showing the behavior of the methods.

AB - We analyze an isoparametric finite element method to compute the vibration modes of a plate, modeled by Reissner-Mindlin equations, in contact with a compressible fluid, described in terms of displacement variables. To avoid locking in the plate, we consider a low-order method of the so called MITC (Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Component) family on quadrilateral meshes. To avoid spurious modes in the fluid, we use a low-order hexahedral Raviart-Thomas elements and a non conforming coupling is used on the fluid-structure interface. Applying a general approximation theory for spectral problems, under mild assumptions, we obtain optimal order error estimates for the computed eigenfunctions, as well as a double order for the eigenvalues. These estimates are valid with constants independent of the plate thickness. Finally, we report several numerical experiments showing the behavior of the methods.

U2 - 10.1051/m2an:2004050

DO - 10.1051/m2an:2004050

M3 - Article

SP - 1055

EP - 1070

JO - Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

JF - Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

SN - 0764-583X

ER -