Analysis of Plates by the Initial Value Method

  • H. A. Al-Khaiat
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The analysis of plates may be either “rigorous” or “approximate”. The rigorous analysis consists of techniques for seeking direct solutions to the partical differential equation of plates [1]. A rigorous solution of rectangular plates can be obtained only for a limited number of cases. For the majority of practical problems, a rigorous solution either can not be found or is of such a complicated nature that it can be applied only with great difficulty in a practical computation. For many cases, approximate methods are the only approaches that can be employed. Of the many numerical methods used, finite-element [2] and finite-difference [3, 4, 5] techniques are the most frequently used methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Al-Khaiat
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  1. 1.Kuwait UniversityKuwait

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