Large Deflections of Arbitrarily Loaded Plates

by Madanapalli K. Prabhakara, Postdoctoral Fellow; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada,
Chuen-Yuan Chia, Visiting Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Engrg. Mech., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 6, Pg. 1282-1286

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this note, the large deflection behavior of a rectangular orthotropic plate under arbitrarily transverse loading is investigated for elastic restrained edges. A solution is formulated in the form of a double series consisting of appropriate beam eigenfunctions. Numerical results are presented for uniform and triangular loads and various edge conditions.

Subject Headings: Displacement (mechanics) | Arbitration | Load factors | Plates | Transverse loads | Orthotropic materials | Elastic analysis | Beams

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