Orthotropic Beam and Plate Problems — An Edge-Function Method

  • J. J. Grannell
  • J. Dwyer
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An Edge-function method is developed and applied to the solution of orthotropic plane strain and generalized plane stress problems for bodies with rectilinear polygonal cross-section containing elliptical holes. The displacement is approximated by a linear combination of fields each of which satisfy the equilibrium equations. The boundary conditions are approximated using a boundary Galerkin method. Numerical solutions are presented.


Complex Potential Elliptical Hole Boundary Equation Cartesian Axis Virtual Work Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Grannell
    • 1
  • J. Dwyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical PhysicsUniversity CollegeCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and ComputingCork Regional Technical CollegeIreland

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