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I have a plate being supported off a series of beams (see pdf). The beams are close together and restrained. The plate is simply supported on all sides and the beams simply supported. The plate is to be used to distribute a point-load over the beams and is free to rotate. I need to analyse the deflections and stresses in the beams and plate.

To analyse the structure, I have assumed the beams to act as a plate with an EI equal to the EI of a single beam multiplied by the number of beams; the EI of the plate is known. The whole structure is allow to deflect 1mm say, so the deflection in the plate = deflection in the beams. I then work out P for a 1mm deflection. Apply the actual load and from the resulting deflection, calculate the stresses, etc.

Am I right in my thinking please?

Regards cve

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