What is it about?

The research is about investigating the stability problem (linear buckling) of plates subjected to a compression load over only part of its side. It uses the finite element method to model and investigate the problem.

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Why is it important?

This research is important to anyone interested in understanding the stability behaviour of planes subjected to in-plane partial compressive loading. The model developed using the finite element method could be used to analyse other types of plates (geometries) and with different loading arrangements.


It was always exciting to use the finite element method to model the behaviour of plates (2D problem). I hope the article will be of use to anyone researching the behaviour of plates in whatever application, as plates are used in many applications and types of structures.

Professor Messaoud Saidani
Coventry University

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This page is a summary of: Finite element analysis of linear plates buckling under in-plane patch loading, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, August 2010, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2010.03.006.
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