Tag Archives: Plate stresses

Deflections and Moments in Rectangular Plates

Following a question here I have compared tabulated coefficients for deflections and bending moments in a rectangular plate with results of a Strand7 analysis using 8 noded plate/shell elements.  The results are summarised below, and in a spreadsheet which also … Continue reading

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PlateStress Update

The functions from the PlateStress spreadsheet (details here) will be incorporated in the FEA spreadsheets currently being presented. In the process of using these functions I made a couple of improvements: The required sequence of the Gauss Points numbers was clarified: … Continue reading

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Mohr’s Circle and Plate Stresses and Actions

The functions described in this post can be found in the download file PlateStress.zip, including examples and full open source code. The function MCircle returns the plane stress components (XX, YY and XY stress) for any specified stress field, when rotated through a … Continue reading

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