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A Comprehensive Study of the Small Deflections of Thin Rectangular Cantilever Plates Under Point Loading

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O. L. Hageniers, W. P. T. North

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

J. Eng. Ind 96(3), 833-838 (Aug 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438449 History: Received March 01, 1973; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

An experimental program was carried out to determine the effect of aspect ratio on cantilever plate deflections under point loadings. These results were compared to deflection information obtained using the theoretical technique outlined by Szmelter, Sulikowski and Lipinski [1]. The theory and experiment gave good agreement over the range of aspect ratio studied. A series of curves giving the maximum deflection of a cantilever plate as a function of aspect ratio and load position are presented. These curves show the transition of plate deflections from the cantilever beam case to the infinitely wide cantilever plate case.

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