Variation of Tapered Plates by Finite Strip Method

by Victor A. Pulmano,
Radhey K. Gupta,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 3, Pg. 553-559

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this paper, the frequency analysis of linear elastic rectangular plates of varying thickness is one direction is investigated using the finite strip method. The thickness variation of the finite strip is limited to a one-way polynomial of any degree in its transverse direction. A plate of variable thickness is, therefore, approximated by a series of strips oriented in a manner such that their longitudinal edges are perpendicular to the direction in which the plate thickness varies.

Subject Headings: Finite strip method | Thickness | Plates | Elastic analysis | Linear analysis | Frequency analysis | Polynomials

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