Analysis of Symmetrically Loaded Slab on Elastic Solid

by Yang H. Huang, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 537-541


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The purpose of this note is to present a finite element method for analyzing a symmetrically loaded slab on an elastic solid. Results are given comparing data from one-quarter of a slab versus data generated using a whole slab. Results show that both methods check closely. However, the method involving a one-quarter slab uses substantially less computer time and storage while providing as good a solution as the whole slab method.

Subject Headings: Slabs | Elastic analysis | Finite element method | Symmetry | Load factors | Solid mechanics | Computing in civil engineering

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