Laterally Loaded Thin Flat Platesby William A. Bradley,
Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 77-108
Document Type: Journal Paper
In the work reported in this paper, certain laterally loaded thin plates were studied experimentally, using the Moire method, and analytically, by finite differences. The procedures followed in the study are summarized, the results are presented, and possible sources of error in the Moire technique are discussed. In general, the agreement of deflections and moments as found by the two methods is good, maximum variations being about ten percent. It is concluded that the Moire method, with possible improvements in technique, offers a useful tool, along with numerical methods, for the future study of plates.
Subject Headings: Lateral loads | Plates | Load factors | Numerical methods | Numerical analysis | Displacement (mechanics) | Agreements and treaties | Moment (mechanics)
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