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Exact and Approximate Solutions to the Pressure-Loaded Plate Strip with Temperature Distribution


Lindquist, David Max Wadsworth (1960) Exact and Approximate Solutions to the Pressure-Loaded Plate Strip with Temperature Distribution. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/G7PZ-8898.


The large deflection analysis for a plate strip under uniform pressure and temperature loading is extended to include spanwise variation of temperature. An exact temperature distribution is derived and stress and deflection equations are developed for the fundamental mode thereof. A parabolic approximation to the fundamental mode is shown to be reasonably accurate. Using this approximation, a direct analogy to the case of uniform temperature distribution can be demonstrated in terms of "effective" pressure, temperature moment, and average temperature. The equilibrium equations are formally identical, permitting the use of design charts based on spanwise constant loadings.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Williams, Max L.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1960
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12072005-131831
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ID Code:4829
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Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:07 Nov 2023 18:33

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