Buckling of Plates


When a thin elastic plate is subjected to compressive in-plane axial loads, in conjunction with small applied lateral loads or imperfections in the plate, the in-plane deflections increase gradually with an increase in the applied loads up to a certain critical point. Beyond this point a slight increase in axial loads causes a large and sudden increase in the deflection. This phenomenon, called buckling, is the subject of this chapter for circular and rectangular plates. A more comprehensive treatment of this subject is given by Timoshenko and Gere (1961), Bloom and Coffin (2001), Szilard (1974), and Iyengar (1988).

10.1Circular Plates
10.2Rectangular Plates
10.3Rectangular Plates with Various Boundary Conditions
10.4Finite Difference Equations for Buckling
10.5Other Aspects of Buckling
10.6Application of Buckling Expressions to Design Problems

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