Experimental and Analytical Study of a Folded Plate

by A.C. Scordelis,
E.L. Croy,
I.R. Stubbs,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 8, Pg. 139-160

Document Type: Journal Paper


Study of simple span, aluminum folded plate model consisting of 3 north-light shells is presented; values of longitudinal stresses, transverse moments, and vertical joint deflections are given; analytical results obtained by ordinary folded plate theory, theory of elasticity, and elementary beam theory are compared with experimental results.

Subject Headings: Folded plates | Comparative studies | Aluminum (material) | Structural models | Stress analysis | Moment (mechanics) | Vertical loads | Joints

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