# Recent content by Tracy

1. ### Buckling plate

Thank you! I am now reading some relevant books and articles. Hope I can solve it soon. :smile:
2. ### Buckling plate

paisiello 2, thanks for your reply :smile:. Pardon me that I may have a typing mistake of mode shape in my post. I am not doing vibration analysis, so don't need to calculate mode shape, right? (Please correct me if I am wrong). If i just need to know the deflection equation of the three segment...
3. ### Buckling plate

When buckling plate of both ends fixed, the deflection and the mode shape of the plate can be found from the equation: y=M(1-cos mx)/P. With this equation, the cross sectional area and the young's modulus of the plate is usually unchange. However, if the flexural rigidity of the plate is divided...