Deflection of concentrically supported and eccentrically loaded thin circular plate

M. N.Y. Anwar, M. Y.Z. Koujouk

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Within the restrictions of the classical small bending theory of thin plates, the complex variable method is used to obtain exact expressions in series form for the deflection at any point of a thin isotropic circular plate simply supported along two concentric circles and eccentrically loaded. Numerical results and graphs illustrating the variation of the deflection along radii of the plate for two different load positions are presented. Special and limiting cases reduce the solutions derived above to those obtained by other authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-207
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 27 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Elasticity
  • Poisson's ratio
  • biharmonic equation
  • complex analysis
  • deflection
  • free boundary
  • simple support
  • singular load
  • thin circular plate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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