Analysis of Rectangular Stiffened Plates Based on FSDT and Meshless Collocation Method

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan,Kashan,Iran


In this paper, bending analysis of concentric and eccentric beam stiffened square and rectangular plate using the meshless collocation method has been investigated. For detecting the governing equations of plate and beams, Mindlin plate theory and Timoshenko beam theory have been used, respectively, with the stiffness matrices of the plate and the beams obtained separately. The stiffness matrices of the plate and the beams were combined together using transformation equations to obtain a total stiffness matrix. Being independent of the mesh along with its simpler implementation process, compared to the other numerical methods, the meshless collocation method was used for analyzing the beam stiffened plate. In order to produce meshless shape functions, radial point interpolation method was used where moment matrix singularity problem of the polynomial interpolation method was fixed. Also, the Multiquadric radial basis function was used for point interpolations. Used to have solutions of increased accuracy and stability were polynomials with the radial basis functions. Several examples are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the method used to analyze stiffened plates with the accuracy of the results showing acceptable accuracy that the employed method in analyzing concentric and eccentric beam stiffened square and rectangular plates. 


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