A convergent method of solution for clamped rectangular plate

Yong Gang Huang*

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The conventional method of solution for clamped rectangular plate lies in releasing the constraints for rotation at the clamped sides and substituting them by equivalent distributed bending moments. This paper gives a general formulation of this method for arbitrary load with proof of the convergence, and discusses the rate of convergence for displacements and bending moments. The method and its convergence can be extended to the case of arbitrary boundary conditions and to plate on elastic foundation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-221
Number of pages7
JournalActa Mechanica Solida Sinica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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