WIT Press


A Boundary Element Method Applied To The Elastic Bending Problem Of Stiffened Plates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE970201

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

656 kb

Author(s)

Masa. Tanaka & A.N. Herein

Abstract

A direct boundary element method formulation is developed for the static bending analysis of stiffened plates. The bending, torsional, warping rigidities and the eccentricity of the stiff en ers are included in the formulation making the analysis applicable to plates supported by beams of arbitrary cross section. Numerical studies have been conducted for plate systems with a variety of boundary conditions and number of stiffeners to determine the efficacy of the present model. Comparison with the published results indicate good agreement. 1 Introduction Stiffened plate structures, which consists of a series of plates connected via beams of open or closed section, are extensively used in aircraft, ships, bridges and various buildin

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