Accession Number : AD0634732
Title : AXISYMMETRIC BUCKLING OF ORTHOTROPIC CIRCULAR PLATES WITH VARIABLE THICKNESS.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS
Personal Author(s) : Patel, Sharad A. ; Broth,Franklin J.
Report Date : JUN 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : This report is concerned with the axisymmetric buckling of an orthotropic circular plate having variable thickness. The thickness varies in the radial direction and the plate is subjected to a uniform edge compression. The governing equation for the stress distribution due tois edge compression is derived and solved in terms of a power series in the radial coordinate. With the use of this stress distribution, the equation governing the buckling of the plate is derived. It is solved by Galerkin's method for a clamped plate as well as for a simply-supported plate. Values of the buckling loads thus obtained for a uniform thickness plate agree well with existing results. (Author)
Descriptors : (*BUCKLING, METAL PLATES), STRESSES, LOADS(FORCES), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, POWER SERIES
Subject Categories : Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE