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Table 5 Number of elements, nodes, and degrees of freedom of the LogFE and the conventional finite element formulation

From: Introducing the Logarithmic finite element method: a geometrically exact planar Bernoulli beam element

Formulation    Degrees of freedom: total (internal)
Elements Nodes Pin/pin Pin/clamped Clamped/clamped
LogFE, 1 polynomial 1 2 4 (0) 4 (1) 4 (2)
LogFE, 2 polynomials 1 2 8 (4) 8 (5) 8 (6)
Conventional FE, 3 elements 3 4 8 (0) 7 (0) 6 (0)
Conventional FE, 6 elements 6 7 17 (0) 16 (0) 15 (0)
Conventional FE, 96 elements 96 97 287 (0) 286 (0) 285 (0)