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Plate Buckling Deflection Function for Rayleigh Ritz Method

  1. Nov 17, 2015 #1
    G'Day Everybody, I am computing buckling of a rectangular(edges: a*b) specially orthotropic composite plate. The boundary conditions are clamped-clamped at the opposing loaded edges and the other two edges are free (also known as CFCF). After having the boundary conditions and the governing differential equation I to need to assume the deflection of the buckled shape in order to apply Rayleigh Ritz Method. At this point I would like to know if anybody can tell me that the following shape function is correct or not:


    A: is to be determined at afterwards
    m: Natural for Buckling

    or should be the following, du to the modeshape in y-direction(w(y)=A):


    I assumed it to be correct but the following calculations where simplified so much that I am not sure anymore.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 22, 2015 #2
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