Accession Number:

AD0836983

Title:

PLATE BUCKLING ANALYSIS BY THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

An investigation was made of the buckling of rectangular plates with free, simply supported, or clamped edges and loaded in uniform compression or pure shear. The finite element method with a rectangular, sixteen-degree-of-freedom element was used. Results show that, for the same order of error, this element allows much coarser plate divisions than a widely used twelve-degree-of-freedom element. An order of magnitude reduction in the required order of the assembled stiffness and stability coefficient matrices results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE