Department of Civil Engineering,Guilan University
In this paper, a procedure is proposed for the evaluation of displacement gradients in a twodimensional,
cell centred, nite volume formulation for stress analysis in linear elastic solid
problems. Temporary elements with isoparametric formulations are used for calculation of the
gradients at the cell boundaries. In this way, stress continuity across the common face of the
two adjacent cells will be guaranteed. The formulation is veried by three test cases, in which
the proposed formulation shows good predictions.