The elastic buckling of a simply-supported rectangular orthotropic plate, with initial imperfections, under a rapidly applied compressive load is analyzed. The large deflection plate equations are used to study inertial effects in the postbulkling phase. Numerical results for a controlled rate of load application show that the critical load is increased over the corresponding static case. The load-deflection relation is oscillatory in the postbuckling phase, thereby increasing the stresses in the plate over those in the static case. Initial imperfections decrease the critical load as well as increase the frequency and decrease the amplitude of the oscillations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Ekstrom, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00054029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM