Lumped Parameter Circular Plate Stability Analysis

by George Johnson,
Walter Pilkey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 5, Pg. 1135-1140

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents a technique for finding the buckling load for a circular plate under very general conditions. The classical circular plate stability problem involves solving a transcendental characteristic equation, including Bessel functions. The in-plane buckling load can be determined analytically for only a few simple plate configurations. A complex plate with varying sectional properties, in-span supports, foundations, or varying in-plane force requires a numerical technique.

Subject Headings: Parameters (statistics) | Plates | Buckling | Load factors | Foundations | Numerical methods

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