A new approach for bending analysis of thin circular plates with large deflection

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-180
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


This paper is concerned with bending analysis of an axisymmetric simply supported circular plate with large deflection. Based on the linear theory of thin plates, the incremental load technique is developed for solving the bending problem of a thin circular plate with large deflection. In the proposed method, the total applied load is divided into various small load steps. In each load step, the plate stress behavior is simplified to be linear. The incremental formulations are presented for the deflection and stresses of the plate when external loads increase. A numerical example is given to show simplicity and accuracy of the present method. It is found that the proposed method can be an alternative useful tool for engineering applications. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Circular plates, Incremental load technique, Large deflection bending, Thin plate