Charles Libove, Manuel Stein
Charts giving critical combinations of longitudinal and transverse direct stress are presented for isotropic flat rectangular plates with the following edge conditions: (a) all edges simply supported; (b) long edges simply supported, short edges clamped; (c) long edges clamped, short edges simply supported; and (d) all edges clamped. The charts are based upon energy solutions the accuracy of which is checked by comparisons with some particular exact results and lower-limit solutions. An example illustrating the use of the charts is given.
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