Uniqueness in the nonlinear dynamic bending of elastic plates

B. J. Matkowsky*, L. J. Putnick

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A uniqueness theorem for the solution of a nonlinear initial-boundary value problem for a time dependent form of von Karman's equations is proven. These equations are two coupled nonlinear fourth order partial differential equations which describe the bending of an elastic plate. The result is proved by the method of energy integrals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Elasticity
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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