Reliable and efficient residual-based a posteriori error estimates are established for the stabilised locking-free finite element methods for the Reissner-Mindlin plate model. The error is estimated by a computable error estimator from above and below up to multiplicative constants that do neither depend on the mesh-size nor on the plate's thickness and are uniform for a wide range of stabilisation parameter. The error is controlled in norms that are known to converge to zero in a quasi-optimal way.
|||C. Carstensen, J. Schöberl: Residual-Based A Posteriori Error Estimate for a Mixed Reissner-Mindlin Plate Finite Element Method. SFB-Report No. 00-31, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, SFBF013, Linz, Austria|