Charts for Critical Combinations of Longitudinal and Transverse Direct Stress for Flat Rectangular Plates

Charles Libove, Manuel Stein
March 1946

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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