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Innovative straight formulation for plate in bending

Antonina Pirrotta
Organization: UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo
Department: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, Aerospaziale, Dei Materiali (DICAM)
Christian Bucher
Journal / Anthology

Computers and Structures
Year: 2017
Volume: 180
Page range: 117-124

In this paper it has been introduced an innovative formulation for evaluating the deflection function of a simply supported plate loaded by uniformly distributed edge moments. Framed into Line Element-less Method, this formulation allows the evaluation of solution in terms of deflection, through few lines of algorithm implemented by Mathematica software without resorting to any discretization neither in the domain nor in the boundary. Interesting savings in terms of time and computational costs are achieved. Results obtained by the proposed method are well contrasted by ones obtained by classical methods and Finite Element Method.

*Applied Mathematics > Computer Science