Stress analysis of thin and thick plates on elastic foundations using boundary and finite element methods

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dc.contributor.advisor El-Zafrany, A.
dc.contributor.author Al-Hosani, Khaleel Ibrahim Abdulla
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-01T12:04:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-01T12:04:19Z
dc.date.issued 1991-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1826/3523
dc.description.abstract In this work an attempt has been made to derive a full finite element and boundary element theory for the analysis of thin and thick plates on elastic foundations. A new high order shear finite element capable of the analysis of thin thick plates has been derived using Hermitian and Lagrangian shape functions. Different new boundary element derivations for the analysis of thin plates on elastic foundations are introduced using 3 degrees-of-freedom per node. A full new derivation of boundary elements for thick plates on elastic foundations using complex Bessel functions is presented. Fourier and Hankel integral transforms have been employed for the derivation of different fundamental solutions required for boundary element analysis. Several techniques for dealing with singular and divergent integrals encountered with boundary integral equations were developed including the use of "Modified Kelvin Functions" and fictitious boundary concept. some case studies with different loading and boundary conditions were tested and proved that the new derivations presented in this work are correct and reliable for the analysis of thin and thick plates on elastic foundations. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.title Stress analysis of thin and thick plates on elastic foundations using boundary and finite element methods en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK


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