Application of the H-P version Finite Element Method in Analysis of Hydraulic Structures

Jian-ming ZHANG, Da-wei ZHANG, Yang-chun LU

Abstract


In this paper, we consider the application of the h-p version finite element method in analysis of hydraulic structures by using the FEM computational software StressCheck of American ESRD (Engineering Software Research and Development) company as the computational tool. We choose a three dimensional concrete gravity dam as the computational model and compute the maximum displacement and the first principal stress of the concrete gravity dam. The results show that the h-p version finite element method is effective and reliable in analysis of hydraulic structures for the model chosen, and we obtained faster convergence rate, higher precision and smaller error by using the h-p version finite element method than by using p-version and h-version finite element method.

Keywords


H-P version, Finite element method, Application, Hydraulic structures


DOI
10.12783/dtcse/mmsta2017/19648

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