Rectangular Plates on Unilateral Edge Supports: Part 2—Implementation; Concentrated and Uniform Loading

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J. P. Dempsey, Hui Li

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676

J. Appl. Mech 53(1), 151-156 (Mar 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171703 History: Received March 01, 1985; Revised June 01, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


Rectangular plates in unilateral contact with sagged and unsagged supports laterally loaded by centrally concentrated loads and uniform pressure are examined. The loss of contact and the redistribution of deflections, moments, and support reactions are presented. Computer implementation aspects are discussed.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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