A DIRECT COMPUTER SOLUTION FOR PLATES AND PAVEMENT SLABS

A METHOD OF SOLVING FOR THE DEFLECTED SHAPES OF FREELY DISCONTINUOUS ORTHOTROPIC PLATES AND PAVEMENT SLABS SUBJECTED TO A VARIETY OF LOADS INCLUDING TRANSVERSE LOADS, IN-PLANE FORCES, AND EXTERNALLY APPLIED COUPLES IS PRESENTED. THE METHOD IS APPLICABLE TO PLATES AND PAVEMENT SLABS WITH FREELY-VARIABLE FOUNDATION SUPPORT INCLUDING HOLES IN THE SUBGRADE. IT IS A DIRECT METHOD OF RAPIDLY SOLVING THE FINITE-ELEMENT PLATE EQUATIONS WHICH ARE DEVELOPED AND IT IS UNHINDERED BY THE CLOSURE PARAMETERS NECESSARY IN ITERATIVE TECHNIQUES OF SOLUTION. A COMPUTER PROGRAM IS PRESENTED WHICH UTILIZES THE EQUATIONS AND TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED. SEVERAL SAMPLE PROBLEMS ILLUSTRATE THE GENERALITY OF THE METHOD AND ITS CONVENIENCE TO THE USER. THE RESULTS COMPARE WELL WITH CLOSED-FORM SOLUTIONS AND WITH PREVIOUS SOLUTIONS DEVELOPED BY OTHER TECHNIQUES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/6/, BPR 28, STATE 3-5-63-56
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Arlington

    Arlington, TX  United States  76010
  • Authors:
    • Stelzer, C F
    • Hudson, W R
  • Publication Date: 1967-1

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  • Accession Number: 00205348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 1994 12:00AM