New analytic buckling solutions of moderately thick clamped rectangular plates by a straightforward finite integral transform method
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A first endeavor is made in this paper to explore new analytic buckling solutions of moderately thick rectangular plates by a straightforward double finite integral transform method, with focus on typical non-Lévy-type fully clamped plates that are not easy to solve in a rigorous way by the other analytic methods. Solving the governing higher-order partial differential equations with prescribed boundary conditions is elegantly reduced to processing four sets of simultaneous linear equations, the existence of nonzero solutions of which determines the buckling loads and associated mode shapes. Both numerical and graphical results confirm the validity and accuracy of the developed method and solutions by favorable comparison with the literature and finite element analysis. The succinct but effective technique presented in this study can provide an easy-to-implement theoretical tool to seek more analytic solutions of complex boundary value problems.
KeywordsAnalytic solution Thick plate Buckling Finite integral transform method
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support from the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by CAST (No. 2015QNRC001), Opening Fund of State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (No. DUT18GF101).
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