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Volume 166, 2020The International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2020)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Sustainable Materials and Technologies|
|Published online||22 April 2020|
Stability of orthotropic plates
Odesa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odesa, 65029, Ukraine
2 Odesa National Polytechnical University, Odesa, 65044, Ukraine
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The solution to the problem of the stability of a rectangular orthotropic plate is described by the numerical-analytical method of boundary elements. As is known, the basis of this method is the analytical construction of the fundamental system of solutions and Green’s functions for the differential equation (or their system) for the problem under consideration. To account for certain boundary conditions, or contact conditions between the individual elements of the system, a small system of linear algebraic equations is compiled, which is then solved numerically. It is shown that four combinations of the roots of the characteristic equation corresponding to the differential equation of the problem are possible, which leads to the need to determine sixty-four analytical expressions of fundamental functions. The matrix of fundamental functions, which is the basis of the transcendental stability equation, is very sparse, which significantly improves the stability of numerical operations and ensures high accuracy of the results. An analysis of the numerical results obtained by the author’s method shows very good convergence with the results of finite element analysis. For both variants of the boundary conditions, the discrepancy for the corresponding critical loads is almost the same, and increases slightly with increasing critical load. Moreover, this discrepancy does not exceed one percent. It is noted that under both variants of the boundary conditions, the critical loads calculated by the boundary element method are less than in the finite element calculations. The obtained transcendental stability equation allows to determine critical forces both by the static method and by the dynamic one. From this equation it is possible to obtain a spectrum of critical forces for a fixed number of half-waves in the direction of one of the coordinate axes. The proposed approach allows us to obtain a solution to the stability problem of an orthotropic plate under any homogeneous and inhomogeneous boundary conditions.
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