Accession Number : AD0842302

Title :   Elastic Bending, Buckling, and Vibration of Orthotropic Plate-Beam Structures.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTU RES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Charles S.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : A method is described of estimating elastic deflections and stresses in systems of interconnected rectangular orthotropic plates and discrete, single-direction beams, under distributed or concentrated lateral loads combined with compressive or tensile stresses applied either normal to or in the direction of the beams. The method may be used to analyze ships' deck, bulkhead and shell structures in orthotropic materials such as fiber-reinforced plastic and plywood as well as isotropic materials such as steel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METAL PLATES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, BENDING, BUCKLING, VIBRATION, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE