WIT Press


A Study About Fundamental Solutions In Plates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE000361

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

897 kb

Author(s)

L. Palermo Jr.

Abstract

Plates have been studied with the direct boundary element formulation using thin or thick plate theory with efficiency and accuracy. Thick plate analysis uses Reissner's theory since Weeen [3]. Thin plate problems are widely studied in the literature and the solutions due to Bezine-Stern [5] or due to Danson [6] are employed obtaining good results. In [4] the transverse shear effect was separated from the fundamental solution kernel of thick plates to make an efficient approach to analyze thin and thick plates. The aim of this paper is to split the thick plate fundamental solution due to Weeen into a sum of two solutions but using an alternative way with reference to [4]. Thus, when two solutions are considered it is better to understand the nature of thick plate approach with reference to thin plate model. On the other hand, the fundamental sol

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