Improved Framework Method for Plates in Extension

by Alan L. Yettram, Reader; Dept. of Mech. Engrg., Brunel Univ., Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, U.K.,
Vincent McKinnon, Engr.; City Engrs. Dept., Bulawayo, Rhodesia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 5, Pg. 1067-1073

Document Type: Journal Paper


The idealization of flat plates under plane stress into equivalent plane frameworks of beams or bars, or both, has developed since the original method was proposed. In this note, an improved version of the square framework is reported that accounts for linear variation of direct stress.

Subject Headings: Frames | Plates | Beams | Bars (structure) | Linear functions

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