Some Aspects of Finite Element Approximation for Reissener-Mindlin Plates
Speaker:Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi
Institute of Computational Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Date & Time:6 Jan 2014 (Monday) 10:30
Organized by:Department of Mathematics


The Reissner-Mindlin plate model is one of the most commonly used models of a moderately thick to thin linearly elastic plate. However, a direct and seemingly reasonable finite element discretization usually yields very poor results, which is referred to LOCKING phenomenon. In the past two decades, many efforts have been devoted to the design of locking free finite elements to resolve this model, most of these work focus on triangular or rectangular elements, the latter may be extended to parallelograms, but very few on quadrilaterals. In this talk we will give an overview of the recent development of low order quadrilateral elements and present our new results.


Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi was graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Fudan University in 1955. He has studied Computational Mathematics at Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russia for four years and been awarded the Honorable Doctoral Degree of Russia Southern Federal University. He has worked in the Institute of Computing Technology of CAS since 1960. He was the chairman of Department of Mathematics, the University of Science and Technology of China, and the director of Computing Center of CAS. He has systematically studied Finite Element Methods, especially Nonconforming Finite Elements and made an outstanding contribution in the field.

Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi has received many awards from CAS and Ministry of Science and Technology. He has also received Hua Lo-Ken Prize of Mathematics, HLHL Prize (Hong Kong) for the Progress in Science and Technology, and the first Su Bu-Qing Prize of Applied Mathematics. He was appointed as a Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Projects. Now he is the President of the Chinese Society of Computational Mathematics, Editor-in-Chief of four Chinese computational mathematical journals, and members of the editorial board of many international journals of computational and applied mathematics in the world.