In this article the results of analysis of special simply-supported plate by theory of plates of moderate thickness are presented. The special feature of this plate consists in specification of special boundary conditions on its edges which are different from usually specified boundary conditions. The uniformly distributed load is acting upon the plate. In this article the results of analysis by the finite element method are presented
Keywords: simply-supported plate, theory of thick plates, theory of plates of moderate thickness, Mindlin plate theory, Kirchhoff plate theory, bending moment, twisting moment, shear force, finite element method
In this paper we describe efficient Matlab-based implementation of the finite element solver for the problem of bending of Mindlin plates. This solver is tested on fine meshes consisting of a large number of linear rectangular finite elements. The performance of this solver is so good that even for fine meshes considered the CPU time is small enough.
Keywords: simply-supported plate, Mindlin plate theory, sparse solver, Matlab, finite element method