Flexible Plates for Control of Stress Distribution

by Nenad Gucunski, Rutgers Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


Use of a flexible plate in minimization of soil reaction concentrations at the edge was analyzed. The analysis utilizes a solution for vertical vibrations of the circular flexible plate on the surface of an elastic layered half-space. The results indicate that soil reaction concentrations can be minimized in three ways: proper selection of the stiffness ratio of the plate, shape of the plate and position of loading.

Subject Headings: Stress distribution | Plates | Elastic analysis | Soil analysis | Soil stress | Layered systems | Half space | Soil mechanics

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