Effective widths of plates under uniformly varying edge displacements

R. Narayanan, S. L. Chan

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An approximate method of evaluating the post-buckling characteristics of a simply supported plate, subjected to a uniformly varying displacement at the edges, is suggested based on the energy method and small-deflection theory. An estimate of plate strength is obtained by making the assumption that when the mid-plane stress at one of the edges reaches yield, the plate will no longer sustain any increase in loading. While the method can normally be expected to give an upper-bound estimate, the accuracy of prediction can be improved by using an enhanced value of initial plate imperfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-409
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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