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) : Carson, William Grant

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 48

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)

Descriptors :   (*BUCKLING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, LOADS(FORCES), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES.

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE