Analysis of behavior of simply supported flat plates compressed beyond the buckling load into the plastic range

J. Mayers, Bernard Budiansky
naca-tn-3368
Feb 1955


An analysis is presented of the postbuckling behavior of a simply supported square flat plate with straight edges compressed beyond the buckling load into the plastic range. The method of analysis involves the application of a variational principle of the deformation theory of plasticity in conjunction with computations carried out on a high-speed calculating machine. Numerical results are obtained for several plate proportions and for one material. The results indicate plate strengths greater than those that have been found experimentally on plates that do not satisfy straight-edge conditions.

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