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Elastic Analysis Of A Square Plate With Circular Holes Subjected To Uniform Pressure


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J. Caldwell


Elastic analysis of a square plate with circular holes subjected to uniform pressure J. Caldwell Department of Mathematics, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong ABSTRACT The problem under consideration involves the computation of stresses and displacements of a square plate subjected to uniform pressure. In the first instance a square section with a central circular hole is considered using generalised plane strain elements. The pressure is applied to the surface of a circular hole located at the centre of the section. The problem is then generalized to that of a square section with nine holes subjected to internal pressure. Results involving stresses and displacements are obtained for both cases using a typical Boundary Element software package such as BEASY. These results are validated by an accuracy check using Lame thick cylinder theory at s