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Design formulas for flexible plates not clamped at the contour

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    The method of subregions. first used for the design of circular flexible plates free at the contour, yields results sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.

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    Formula (6) is recommended for use instead of the formulas given in design handbooks.

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    Stresses must be calculated not only at section ξ=0, and ξ=1, but also at section ξ=ξ0 where the positive flexural stress is maximal. For this one may use the coefficients γ found on the graph in Fig. 1.

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Ukrainian Institute of Hydraulic Engineers, Rovno. Translated from Prikladnaya Mekhanika, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 106–109, July, 1976.

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Kraiterman, B.L., Maksimova, I.I. Design formulas for flexible plates not clamped at the contour. Soviet Applied Mechanics 12, 719–721 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00882757

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