Within the general framework of isogeometric methods, collocation schemes have been recently proposed as a viable and promising low-cost alternative to standard isogeometric Galerkin approaches. In this paper, isogeometric collocation methods for the numerical approximation of Reissner-Mindlin plate problems are proposed for the first time. Locking-free primal and mixed formulations are herein considered, and the potential of isogeometric collocation as a geometrically flexible and computationally efficient simulation tool for shear deformable plates is shown through the solution of several numerical tests.
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