Classical Plates

  • Andreas ÖchsnerEmail author
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This chapter covers the continuum mechanical description of classical plate members. Classical plates are thin plates where the contribution of the shear force on the deformations is neglected. Based on the three basic equations of continuum mechanics, i.e., the kinematics relationship, the constitutive law, and the equilibrium equation, the partial differential equation, which describes the physical problem, is derived.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEsslingen University of Applied SciencesEsslingenGermany

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