Published: 31 March 2012

The multivariable finite elements based on B-spline wavelet on the interval for 1D structural mechanics

Xingwu Zhang1
Xuefeng Chen2
Zhengjia He3
Hongrui Cao4
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Abstract

Wavelet finite elements with two kinds of variables for 1D structural mechanics are constructed based on B-spline wavelet on the interval (BSWI) and the generalized variational principle. In contrast to the traditional method, the BSWI element with two kinds of variables (TBSWI) can improve the solution accuracy of the generalized stress apparently, because generalized displacement and stress are interpolated separately. Another superiority of the elements constructed is the interpolating function BSWI, which has very good approximation property, further guarantees solution accuracy. Euler beam, Timoshenko beam and Elastic foundation beam are studied providing several numerical examples to verify the efficiency.

About this article

Received
13 January 2012
Accepted
14 February 2012
Published
31 March 2012
Keywords
B-spline wavelet on the interval
multivariable
structural mechanics