PREFEM and SERFEM — Special Purpose Programs for Elastic Plate Bending and In-Plane Analysis of Plates

  • L. Bolteus


Two special purpose programa will be presented here, one for plate bending analysis and the other for in-plane analysis of plates. Main characteristics for both programs are minimization of the time required for preparation of input data and for interpretation of the calculated results.


Principal Stress Horizontal Load Line Load Principal Moment Cross Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bolteus
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  1. 1.Gothenburg Universities Computing CentreSweden

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