Buckling and post-buckling behavior of elliptical plates. Part II. Results

Herzl Chai*

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The large-deflection plate solution developed in Part I is used here to study the buckling and post-buckling deformation and stress characteristics of an elliptically-shaped surface layer that has been delaminated from a large material body. The economical, yet accurate nature of this solution, together with available graphic routines, has made it possible to present, figuratively, a comprehensive description of the plate behavior. The conditions for a layer-substrate overlap and the variations of membrane and bending stresses along the plate boundary are emphasized. Deformations were induced either by a normal pressure or a biaxial displacement field applied to the plate boundary. The problem variables are plate size and shape, details of load biaxiality, and load level.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: 25 Nov 199030 Nov 1990


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