Plates and FEM [electronic resource] : Surprises and Pitfalls / by J. Blaauwendraad.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications: 171Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2010Description: XXVI, 413p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789048135967Subject(s): Engineering | Materials | Mechanical engineering | Building construction | Engineering | Structural Mechanics | Building Construction, HVAC, Refrigeration | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Engineering, general | Computational IntelligenceAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA349-359Online resources: Click here to access online
Theory of Plates -- Plate Membrane Theory -- Applications of the Plate Membrane Theory -- Thick Plates in Bending and Shear -- Thin Plates in Bending -- Rectangular Plate Examples -- Circular Membrane Plates -- Circular Thin Plates in Bending -- Didactical Discrete Models -- Discrete Model for Membrane Analysis -- Discrete Model for Plate Bending -- FE-Based Design in Daily Practice -- FEM Essentials -- Handling Membrane FEM Results -- Understanding FEM Plate Bending -- FE Analysis for Different Supports -- Handling Peak Moments -- Sense and Nonsense of Mindlin -- Reinforcement Design Using Linear Analysis -- Special Slab Systems -- Special Topics and Trends -- Case History of Cable-Stayed Wide-Box Bridge -- Shape Orthotropy -- Shape-Orthotropic Membrane Rigidities -- Orthotropic Plates in Bending and Shear.
This textbook aims to be the bridge between plate theory and FE-software. Structural engineers must translate elastic analysis results into economic structure dimensions and reinforcement, which raises difficulties. Not all engineers are well enough equipped for the increasingly easy-to-use powerful programs. The problem is not lack of FE-knowledge, but rather ignorance of plate behaviour. Therefore, this book starts with classical plate theory for membrane and bending states, and proceeds to FE-practice. This volume can be used for university courses, serving as practical preparation for the engineering profession, and as a guide to structural designers.