Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 258–266 | Cite as

Boundary element method for orthotropic thick plates

  • Wang Jianguo
  • Huang Maokuang


The fundamental solutions of the orthotropic thick plates taking into account the transverse shear deformation are derived by means of Hörmander's operator method and a plane-wave decomposition of the Dirac δ-function in this papey. The boundary integral equations of the thick plates have been formulated which are adapted to arbitrary boundary conditions and plane forms. The numerical calculation of the fundamental solutions is discussed in detail. Some numerical examples are analyzed with BEM.

Key Words

orthotropic thick plates fundamental solutions BEM 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Jianguo
    • 1
  • Huang Maokuang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of civil engineeringHefei polytechnic UniversityHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of modern mechanicsUniversity of science and technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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