Approximate analysis of effects of large deflections and initial twist on torsional stiffness of a cantilever plate subjected to thermal stresses

Richard R. Heldenfels, Louis F. Vosteen
naca-tn-4067
Aug 1957


An approximate analysis of the nonlinear affects of initial twist and large deflections on the torsional stiffness of a cantilever plate subjected to a nonuniform temperature distribution is presented. The Von Karnam large-deflection equations are satisfied through the use of a variational principal.

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