Finite Panel Analysis of Orthotropic Plate Systemsby Richard M. Gutkowski, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 11, Pg. 2211-2224
Document Type: Journal Paper
An approximate stiffness method for the elastic analysis is described for rectangular orthotropic plates that are two-way continuous over rigid supports. Levy-type displacement functions are used to derive stiffness matrices for full-size plate elements. Transverse loads are replaced by nodal line forces. The number of degrees-of-freedom (stiffness equations) needed for acceptable approximations is very low.
Subject Headings: System analysis | Plates | Orthotropic materials | Panels (structural) | Stiffening | Elastic analysis | Matrix (mathematics) | Load factors | Transverse loads | Displacement (mechanics)
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