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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2006) 13(4) 1-34
Finite Element Analysis of Thick Circular Plates on Elastic Foundations
|Riyadh J. Aziz||Adel A. Al-Azzawi||Mustafa H. Al-Allaf|
|Civil Eng. Dept., Al-Nahrain University, Iraq|
This paper deals with the linear elastic behavior of thick circular plates on Winkler type elastic foundations with both compressional and tangential resistances. The finite element method with different isoparametric thick plate and brick finite elements are used to solve problems, which were previously solved by the finite difference method. Good agreement was noticed between the different methods
Keywords: Finite Element, Thick Circular Plates, Winkler Foundations.