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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 19
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.2

Elastic Response of Moderately Thick Sector Plates

M. Salehi and A.G. Shahidi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

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M. Salehi, A.G. Shahidi, "Elastic Response of Moderately Thick Sector Plates", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Engineering Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 159-169, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.19.6.2
Dynamic Relaxation approximate method combined with finite difference discretisation technique is used to obtain an elastic large deflection solution for Mindlin sectorial plates subjected to a uniformly distributed load. In this paper only the comparison results for the small deflection solution is presented. Both simply supported and clamped edge constraints are considered for plates with sector angles of 60, 90, 120 and 180 degrees. Since only the small deflection solution is presented, therefore, deflection and stress couple results are graphically presented and compared with two exact and one approximate independent sources. Because of the unavailability of thick isotropic sector plate results in the literature, the authors could only compare the thin plate results. Although, there was one paper in the literature but that considered the flexure of laminar orthotropic sector plates and the results were unsuitable for comparison purposes here. The present results are in good agreement with the other reported results for thin plates.

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