Time Comparison for the Evaluation of Stiffness Matrix Of The Family Of Brick Elements
Shyjo Johnson1, T. Jeyapoovann2
1Shyjo Johnson, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Padur, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. T. Jeyapoovan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Padur, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 100-104 | Volume-8 Issue-4, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: D6346048419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The past two decades researchers much attention about the bricks element using Finite element analysis(FEA). In three dimensional finite models, the coefficients of stiffness matrix have to be integrated either analytically or numerically, thus optimization of stiffness matrices and computational time for the calculation of stiffness matrices is important in finite element analysis. This paper presents a reduced integration method and an overview of formulation of stiffness for the family of brick elements such as 8-node, 20-node, 27-node and 32- node brick elements. The comparison of CPU computational time for evaluating element stiffness matrix using Gauss 3x3x3 integration method and reduced integration method is also presented.
Keywords: Quadrature, Numerical Integration, Brick Elements.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures