A four-node differential quadrature method for straight-sided quadrilateral Reissner/Mindlin plates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Journal / PublicationCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


A four-node differential quadrature (4NDQ) method is proposed as a simple, accurate and efficient numerical technique for bending analysis of Reissner/Mindlin plates in an arbitrarily straight-sided quadrilateral domain. For demonstration, a clamped skew rhombic plate is used as an example to illustrate the convergence, accuracy and efficiency of the 4NDQ method. © 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Four-node differential quadrature method, Reissner/Mindlin theory, Straight-sided quadrilateral plates