Bending - Quasistatic Bending of Plates

Quasistatic Bending of Plates

The defining feature of beams is that one of the dimensions is much larger than the other two. A structure is called a plate when it is flat and one of its dimensions is much smaller than the other two. There are several theories that attempt to describe the deformation and stress in a plate under applied loads two of which have been used widely. These are

  • the Kirchhoff-Love theory of plates (also called classical plate theory)
  • the Mindlin-Reissner plate theory (also called the first-order shear theory of plates)

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