Critical combinations of shear and direct stress for simply supported rectangular flat plates

S. B. Batdorf, Manuel Stein
naca-tn-1223
Mar 1947


The buckling of a simply supported rectangular flat plate under combinations of shear and direct stress was investigated by means of an energy method. The critical combinations of stress for several length-width ratios were determined to an accuracy of about 1 percent by the use of tenth-order determinants in conjunction with a modified matrix iteration method.

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