Optimally Reinforced Axisymmetric Plates

by Robert E. Melchers, Engr.; Gutteridge, Haskins & Davey, Melbourne, Australia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 143-149

Document Type: Journal Paper


A sandwich plate is considered in which the reinforcement fibers are located entirely within the outer faces of the plate. The layout of the fibers is determined within the faces of the plate to minimize the total fiber consumption. The variation of fiber material within the optimal plate to resist the internal stress resultants due to a given loading may be obtained once the fiber layout has been determined. Only one loading case is considered for a simply supported plate, clamped plate, and simply supported annular plate.

Subject Headings: Fibers | Axisymmetry | Plates | Load factors | Sandwich panels | Soil stabilization | Fiber reinforced composites

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