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Rectangular plate bending

  1. Mar 3, 2008 #1
    rectangular plate bending....

    I am designing an endplate for a spinal disc implant as shown in the image below.


    I need to determine a suitable thickness of plate h. I thought about looking into winkler foundations to begin with but i have not studied this as yet and my supervisor has since told me this is too complex. Looking at the picture above how might i go about finding this suitable thickness of plate h?

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  3. Dec 30, 2009 #2
    Re: rectangular plate bending....

    I am unable to open the link.
  4. Dec 30, 2009 #3
    Re: rectangular plate bending....

    There also may be some forums that could be of some use, search "winkler foundations".
  5. Dec 30, 2009 #4


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    Re: rectangular plate bending....

    Winkler foundations are usually meant for beams on flexible foundations. Are you sure that is what you really need (I can't open the link either)?
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