Study On Plate Element Using Classical Theory And Finite Element Method
The fundamental obstacle in Structural Mechanics is the determination of deformational response of the structures
subjected to different loading conditions. Various researchers have devised Classical theories for resolving the static and
dynamic loading on structures. However, the Classical method of analyzing the structures become inconvenient under
complicated boundary conditions. In order to overcome such complications the use of modern software, utilizing new
methods like Finite Element Method (FEM), Matrix Method etc. have become quite frequent in the field of Structural
Mechanics. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the results estimated by the Classical Plate Theory of
Timoshenko and Krieger and those obtained by a Finite Element Method(FEM) based Software in case of a plate subjected
to loading under different supporting conditions. This paper suggests the advantageousness and aptness of the FEM based
software in estimating the response of plate element.
Keywords- Plate, Classical Theory of Plates, Finite Element Method, ANSYS, Plate with hole, Timoshenko and Krieger.