The 4‐node assumed strain elements are among the best elements available today but the bending moments at their full integration points oscillate severely. This paper presents a one point integrated version of the 4‐node assumed strain plate element of Bathe‐Dvorkin. A Taylor series expansion approach is used to accommodate the linear variation of strains/stresses within the element and hence to stabilize the spurious zero energy modes. An extensive number of benchmark results are presented and compared.
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