Model Test and Analysis of Oblique Folded Plate Structure

by James N. Siddall, Prof.; Mech. Engrg. Dept., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada,
Mohammed A. Dokainish, Assoc. Prof.; Mech. Engrg. Dept., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada,
Maung M. Win, Lect.; Mech. Engrg. Dept., Rangoon Inst. of Tech., Burma, India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 6, Pg. 1043-1049

Document Type: Journal Paper


Analytical and experimental results for deflections, under static loading, for a general folded-plate structure have been obtained and compared. The analytical results have been obtained by using the finite element method and by considering the structure as an assembly of flat triangular elements. Three different types of displacement functions introduced by Tocher, Rawtani, and Cowper, et al have been used to investigate the rate of convergence and extent of accuracy obtained. The deflections obtained by the finite element analysis are found to compare satisfactorily with the experimental results.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Structural models | Folded plates | Structural analysis | Structural deflection | Displacement (mechanics) | Static loads | Load factors | Alabama | United States

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