A Simplified Approach to the Analysis of Large Deflections of Plates

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J. Mazumdar

Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Adelaide, South Australia

R. Jones

Department of Civil Engineering, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Victoria

J. Appl. Mech 41(2), 523-524 (Jun 01, 1974) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423325 History: Received July 01, 1973; Revised November 01, 1973; Online July 12, 2010


This paper uses the method of constant deflection contour lines [1–3] to analyze the nonlinear large deflections of thin elastic plates of arbitrary shape in a new fashion. As an illustration the case of an elliptical plate with edges constrained against motion in the horizontal direction is discussed.

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