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Differential Quadrature Solution Of Uniformly Loaded Circular Plate Resting On Elastic Half-space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON930441

Volume

1

Pages

12

Published

1993

Size

850 kb

Author(s)

M. Malik, C.W. Bert & A.R. Kukreti

Abstract

Differential quadrature solution of uniformly loaded circular plate resting on elastic half-space M. Malik", C.W. Bert", A.R. Kukreti* of Aerospace and Mechanical *> School of Civil Engineering and Environmental ABSTRACT This paper presents a differential quadrature solution of the axisymmetric deflection problem of an isotropic plate in contact with an isotropic elastic half-space. It is believed to be the very first application of the differential quadrature method to a problem of structure-to-structure contact mechanics. INTRODUCTION The problems of contact mechanics involving the interaction of two different media are in general, numerically complex. Well known examples of the problems are fluid-structure interaction in space and oceanic structures and in nonconf ormal elastohydrodynamic contacts , and structure-structure interaction in Hertzian contacts. As opposed to the Hertzian contacts, a plate resting on an

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