Accession Number:

ADA207800

Title:

The Plate Paradox for Hard and Soft Simple Support

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The paper studies the plate bending problem with hard and soft simple support. It shows that in case of hard support, the plate paradox that is known to occur in the Kirchhoff model is also present in the three-dimensional model and the Reissner-Mindlin model. The paradox consists of the fact that on a sequence of convex polygonal domains converging to a circle, the solutions of the corresponding plate bending problems with a fixed uniform load to not converge to the solution of the limit problem. The paper also shows that the paradox is not present when soft simple support is assumed. Some practical aspects are briefly discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE