Abdulhalim Karasin, Ibrahim Baran Karasin
Transmission of rational, vertical or horizontal forces to plates in case of elastic foundations is a frequently recurring in many engineering structures. In general it is often difficult to find suitable nodal loading models for plates on elastic foundation problems. In this study, it is proposed to extend an application of finite elements (FEM) for derivation nodal loads to provide solution of plates resting on Winkler foundation. The derivations of the governing differential equations and exact shape functions extended to the nodal load modeling for solving plate bending problems.
Nodal loads, Shape functions, Finite element, Plates, Elastic foundation
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Abdulhalim Karasin, Ibrahim Baran Karasin. (2019) FEM based Work Equivalent Nodal Load Derivations for Plates Resting on Winkler Foundations. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 4, 8-12