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\tensorproduct" approximations. we'll proceed by constructing polynomial shape functions on canonical 2 2 square elements and mapping these elements to an arbitrary
quadrilateral elements. We describe a simple bilinear mapping here and postpone more
complex mappings to Chapter 5.
We consider the canonical 2 2 square f( )j ; 1
1g shown in Figure 4.3.1.
For simplicity, the vertices of the element have been indexed with a double subscript
as (1 1), (2 1), (1 2), and (2 2). At times it will be convenient to index the vertex
coordinats as 1 = ;1, 2 = 1, 1 = ;1, and 2 = 1. With nodes at each vertex, we
construct a bilinear Lagrangian polynomial U ( ) whose restriction to the canonical 4.3. Lagrange Shape Functions on Rectangles
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element has the form U( ) = c1 1N1 1 ( ) + c2 1N2 1( ) + c2 2 N2 2( ) + c1 2 N1 2 ( As with Lagrangian polynomials on triangles, the shape function Ni j ( Ni j (
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functions k l) k l) = i k j l (4.3.1a) ) satis es
(4.3.1b) = ck l however, now Ni j is the product of onedimensional hat Ni j (
with k l = 1 2: ): ) = Ni( )Nj ( ) N1 ( ) = 1 ;
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(4.3.1d)
1: ;1 (4.3.1e) Similar formulas apply to Nj ( ), j = 1 2, with replaced by and i replaced by j .
The shape function N1 1 is shown in Figure 4.3.2. By examination of either this gure or
(4.3.1ce), we see that Ni j ( ) is a bilinear function of the form Ni j ( ) = a1 + a2 + a3 + a4 ;1 1: (4.3.2) The shape function is linear along the two edges containing node (i j ) and it vanishes
along the two opposite edges.
A basis may be constructed by uniting shape functions on elements sharing a node.
The piecewise bilinear basis functions i j when Node (i j ) is at the intersection of four 12 Finite Element Approximation 1 1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0
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(left) and bilinear basis function at the intersection of four square elements (right).
square elements is shown in Figure 4.3.2. Since each shape function is a linear polynomial
along element edges, the basis will be continuous on a grid of square (or rectangular) elements. The restriction to a square (or rectangular) grid is critical and the approximation
would not be continuous on an arbitrary mesh of quadrilateral elements.
To construct biquadratic shape functions on the canonical square, we introduce 9
nodes: (1,1), (2,1), (2,2), and (1,2) at the vertices (3,1), (2,3), (3,2), and (1,3) at midsides and (3,3) at the center (Figure 4.3.1). The restriction of the interpolant U to this
element has the form
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i=1 j =1 where the shape functions Ni j , i j = 1 2 3, are products of the...
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 JosephE.Flaherty
 Polynomials, The Land, Quadratic equation, NJ, Degree of a polynomial, shape functions

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