The so-called rational quadrilateral membrane element RQ4 is much better than Q4, but its computational accuracy is still not desirable enough. Cen and his coworkers presented a number of four-node quadrilateral membrane elements by using the quadrilateral area coordinates. Element AGQ6-I which is based on the quadrilateral area coordinates exhibits excellent performance and it is quite insensitive to mesh distortions.
Contrarily to this, according to the ultrasonic fusion bonding, as illustrated in FIG. 6, when the used microporous filtration membrane is peeled off from the plate, a deformed protrusion is left on the peeled-off position, which necessitates to reshape this protrusion to enable the ultrasonic fusion bonding for reuse . This is not preferable from view point of the cost for reuse, and is still not preferable from the view point of the waste treatment and cost even in a case where the membrane element is discarded and replaced with a new one. Contrarily to this, when ultrasonic wave is employed, a rectangular horn cannot be used and therefore the respective sides must be fusion bonded independently of each other through several actions.
Specifically, the material properties may be different in one or more of the three orthogonal directions in a rectangular coordinate system. See the paragraph “Controlling the Orientation of Membrane Elements” below for details on setting up the material axes. In order to use this material model, the parts must have identical material properties in all directions.
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The transverse forces are applied at three nodes as illustrated in Figure 4. where is the interpolation matrix of the assumed element strain field and are the generalized strain parameters. QCQ4-2 has the same element topology and nodal displacement degrees of freedom as those of QCQ4-1 which is illustrated in Figure 2. The element local coordinates are also established in the same manner as QCQ4-1.
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To evaluate the accuracy of the present quadrilateral membrane elements, a number of quadrilateral membrane elements are used for the comparison study. The basic concepts in the element formulation of these reference elements are summarized in Table 2. These four-node quadrilateral membrane elements are grouped into three categories based on whether independent internal parameters or drilling degrees of freedom are used. The formulation of Quasi-Conforming Quadrilateral membrane element, named as QCQ4-1, is briefly presented in this section. As mentioned in Introduction, this membrane element was originally developed for the membrane part of a simple and accurate four-node quadrilateral flat-shell element . It is still worthwhile to present the element formulation here since no people really know it well as its detailed formulation and the performance used alone have been never reported in the literature .