On the Singularities in Reissner’s Theory for the Bending of Elastic Plates

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W. S. Burton, G. B. Sinclair

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

J. Appl. Mech 53(1), 220-222 (Mar 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171716 History: Received December 19, 1983; Revised July 15, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


Wedge-shaped elastic plates under bending, with the edges forming the wedge vertex being either stress-free, clamped or simply supported, are characterized as to possible singular behavior within the context of Reissner’s plate theory.

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