Thermal buckling of plates

Myron L. Gossard, Paul Seide, William M. Roberts
naca-tn-2771
Aug 1952


An approximate method, based on large-deflection plate theory, for calculating the deflections of flat or initially imperfect plates subject to thermal buckling is outlined. The method is used to determine the deflections of a simply supported panel subjected to a tentlike temperature distribution of the plate surface.

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