The Navier Solution for the SSSS Plate

Introduction

The reason for writing this technical note was to examine how a theoretical exact Kirchhoff solution cast as an infinite series converges as the number of terms in the series is increased. The Navier plate solution is chosen and it is of interest to see how many terms are required to produce solutions of reasonable engineering accuracy – say 1%. Of interest also is the nature of the approximation, i.e., how does the error in the solution manifest itself?

Author

Angus Ramsay

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15148.31364