The Effect of a Rigid Elliptic Inclusion on the Bending of a Thick Elastic Plate

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Fu Chow

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 28(3), 379-382 (Sep 01, 1961) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641715 History: Received March 28, 1960; Online September 16, 2011


The effect of a rigid elliptic inclusion on both plain bending and pure twist of a thick elastic plate is investigated on the basis of Reissner’s plate theory [1, 2]. Comparison is made for the limiting cases of vanishing focal distance of the elliptic inclusion (a rigid circular inclusion), and vanishing thickness (Poisson-Kirchhoff plate theory), with the solutions of C. Pai [3], R. A. Hirsch [4], and M. Goland [5]. The stress-concentration factors are lower than those predicted by the classical plate theory.

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