A justification of a nonlinear model in plate theory

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-258
Journal / PublicationComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes


The asymptotic expansion method is applied to a nonlinear model in three-dimensional elasticity. Without any a priori assumption (either geometrical or mechanical in nature), it is shown that the first term in the expansion is a solution of a known bi-dimensional model in nonlinear plate theory. The existence of the first term is also established. © 1979.