The large deflection of a thin rectangular steel plate under laterally distributed pressure over a certain length of the plate span is investigated. Assuming “zero aspect ratio”, plate ends are clamped and the other two edges are free. The plate behavior is analyzed considering membrane effect only, which is the dominant action in the large deflections of thin plates. The plastic strain criterion is used to predict the fracture point in the plate. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to predict the fracture with the same criterion and the results compare well with theoretical formula.
Analytical Approach for Predicting Fracture in Structures Due to Lateral Ice Indentation
Jamaly, Abdullah, Seif, Tayyebe, and Claude Daley. "Analytical Approach for Predicting Fracture in Structures Due to Lateral Ice Indentation." Paper presented at the SNAME 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 2014. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ICETECH-2014-126
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