Design of stiffened plates with openings

Mahendran, M., Shanmugam, N.E., & Liew, J.Y.R (1996) Design of stiffened plates with openings. Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, 36(2), pp. 15-21.



The load-deflection and ultimate strength behaviour of longitudinally stiffened plates with openings was studied using a second-order elastic post-buckling analysis and a rigid-plastic analysis. The ultimate strength was predicted from the intersection point of elastic and rigid-plastic curves and the Perry strut formula. Comparison with experimental results shows that satisfactory prediction of ultimate strength can be obtained by this simple method. Effects of the size of opening, the initial geometrical imperfections and the plate slenderness ratio on the strength of perforated stiffened plates were also studied.

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ID Code: 80856
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 02:03
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 14:43

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